From Bing to Babbitt, the 50 recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry represent a truly a diverse bunch. At the end of January, the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the inaugural 50 recordings that were to be inducted into the National Recording Registry. The Registry was established at the Library of Congress […]
The hills of the Bay Area are alive with new music The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation commissioned 6 Northern California composers to create works for six nonprofit performer and producing organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally intended to be for $25,000, additional funds provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation doubled […]
In December 2002, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music Performing Ensembles Program, administered by the American Music Center, awarded $500,000 to 94 performing ensembles.
In 1993, the American Composers Forum initiated the Faith Partners program, which pairs up a composer with 3 different faith-based organizations in an 18-month long residency.
John Nuechterlein, currently the managing director of the American Composers Forum, has been promoted to the position of president and CEO.
On January 31, the American Symphony Orchestra League announced Henry Fogel as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer.
Composer/guitarist James Lentini, a juror in the 2003 Segovia International Guitar Competition in La Herradura, Spain, hears some of the world’s best young guitarists perform his original composition “Westward Voyage”
The Polar Music Prize jury generally gives the prize to two or more artists. This year marks the first year that the prize was given to only one person, symbolically pointing to Keith Jarrett’s remarkable ability to smoothly span genres.
Mongo Santamaria, a Cuban-born conga player and percussionist who became one of the biggest figures in Latin jazz, died on Saturday at a Miami hospital, where he had been put on life support after suffering from a stroke last week.
One of the most significant musical figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, American composer Lou Harrison, died while in transit from Chicago to Columbus, OH, Sunday night.