Last week, the San Francisco Opera announced that John Adams has been commissioned for a full-length opera called Doctor Atomic based on the life of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, developer of the atomic bomb.
Fifteen ASCAP scholarships, fellowships, residencies, and awards were granted to 19 composers and lyricists working in all genres of music at the Seventh Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards and Scholarships ceremony.
Bob BergPhoto by Sarkis Boyadjian The music community mourns the loss of saxophonist Bob Berg who died in an automobile accident on December 5, 2002 on Long Island, NY. Due to poor driving conditions caused by a snowstorm, the car he was driving was struck by a cement truck and he died upon impact. He […]
Mal Waldron News came from across the Atlantic that jazz pianist and composer Mal Waldron died on December 2, 2002, in a hospital in Brussels. Waldron had been diagnosed with cancer in September and died of related complications. Writing from Belgium, Hugo de Craen noted that despite Waldron’s illness, which had worsened, “Mal remained optimistic […]
ASCAP President and Chairman Marilyn Bergman hosted the event, describing the program as “a way of thanking all of those who enrich and educate us about this music.”
Michael Djupstrom wins first bi-annual ASCAP/CBDNA/Frederick Fennell Prize Competition for Young Composers of Concert Band Music.
Asking Copying Assistance Program (CAP) recipient composers what their awards mean to them is like asking a kid if he likes Christmas: you basically know the answer before you get it, but it’s still fun to hear. The grants, awarded under the auspices of the American Music Center, help support the production of performance materials […]
The University of Texas at Austin School of Music unveils a Center for American Music.
This month I was simply fascinated by the diverse sources of inspiration that drove composers and musicians to commit so much work to 41 new recordings of American music.
Jazz at Lincoln Center 7th Annual Awards Gala & Benefit Concert held at Lincoln Center; Paul Sperry’s American Encores