Over 250 composers and friends of contemporary American music came together at the New 42nd Street Studios in New York City for the 64th annual American Music Center meeting and the 39th annual AMC awards ceremony.
The 2003 Philadelphia Music Project awards distributed $780,000 to 16 non-profit arts organizations, resulting in 15 commissions and performances of works by composers such as Jane Ira Bloom, Uri Caine, Andrea Clearfield, Richard Danielpour, Tiyé Giraud, Kamran Ince, Gerald Levinson, Nicholas Maw, Ikue Mori, James Primosch, Ned Rorem, and Maurice Wright.
Venture capitalist Kathryn Gould has agreed to contribute $375,000 to a revolutionary commissioning project
Honored with the 2003 ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Award, a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a glowing review in The Washington Post
Tod Machover, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, and his team design a hi-tech, hands-on approach to how children listen to, perform, and compose music.
Pianist, singer, arranger, composer, and activist died of natural causes at her home in Carry-le-Rouet near Marseille in southern France.
Awards are given three times a year and in this round, the first of 2003, $32,200 was granted to 24 composers from 12 states ranging in age from 29 to 79.
Recognized for On the Transmigration of Souls, his New York Philharmonic-commissioned work to commemorate the events of September 11th.
A significant contributor to the development of computer music and a noted psychoanalyst, died March 30, 2003.
At a private reception held in their New York offices, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored 23 jazz composers—the eldest born in 1897 and the youngest born in 1987…