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Paul Yeon Lee Wins 2001 Whitaker Commission

Paul Yeon LeePhoto courtesy Paul Yeon Lee Paul Yeon Lee has won the 2001 Whitaker Commission, a prize that includes a $15,000 cash award and a world premiere performance by the American Composers Orchestra. The 31-year-old composer’s work Phoenix was selected from among eight finalists at the ACO’s tenth annual Whitaker New Music Reading Sessions. […]

William Grant Still Family Donates $68,000 for Radio Promotion

William Grant StillPhoto courtesy Carl Fischer Music The family of the late African-American composer William Grant Still is once again offering free recordings of his works to radio stations around the world. An ongoing project, the $68,000 needed to fund the purchase of CDs for this year’s campaign was raised from sheet music sales and […]

Down Beat Honors College Jazz Musicians

The Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) Jazz Ensemble I took top honors in the collegiate level jazz big band division of the 24th Annual Down Beat Student Music Awards.

Winners

Film/VideoShelli Ainsworth – Minneapolis, MNSteven Matheson – St. Paul, MNGarret Williams – Minneapolis, MN LiteratureJonathan Brannen – St. Paul, MNSarah Fox – Minneapolis, MNMaureen Gibbon – Plymouth, MNAdrian Louis – Marshall, MNKevin McColley – Pinewood, MNDan O’Brien – Whitewood, SDSheila O’Connor – Minneapolis, MNBertrand Vogelweide – Richardton, ND Music CompositionBrent Michael Davids – Minneapolis, MNAnthony […]

National Music Council Honors Corigliano, Kamen, McPartland

On May 31, 2001, the National Music Council presented its American Eagle Awards to John Corigliano. Michael Kamen and Marian McPartland at the 20th Annual Awards Luncheon. Each year, the National Music Council presents the American Eagle Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to American music and music education. The Awards Luncheon included […]

Music Panelists

Music Composition, Preliminary Panel Mel Marvin, composer, director, Resident Composer of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts James Mobberley, composer, Curators’ Professor of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music Diedre L. Murray, composer, Queens, NY Final Panel Joy HarjoPoet/Musician/WriterHonolulu, HI Jennifer LawsonProducerWashington, DC Mel MarvinComposer/DirectorResident Composer, The […]

Three Composers Selected to Receive Bush Artist Fellowships

Bush Foundation On May 1, 2001, the Bush Foundation announced the winners of the 2001 Bush Artists Fellowships (BAF). Fellowships were awarded to 15 artists in areas of music composition, film/video, literature, and scriptworks. Each fellow will receive $40,000 for a 12 to 18 month period. The winners in music composition were Brent Michael Davids […]

Anthony Gatto

Anthony GattoPhoto courtesy of the composer Composer Anthony Gatto was born and raised in Brooklyn. In May of 2001, he received his D.M.A. in composition from the Yale School of Music, where his teachers were Jacob Druckman, Martin Bresnick, and Ezra Laderman. Dr. Gatto has also studied with Lukas Foss and Ornette Coleman. He has […]

Soundtracks: June 2001

For various periods of time since high school, I have found myself trying to “be” Asian, as silly as that may sound. I suppose that having grown up “above average” (to use Garrison Keillor’s words) and white in the ‘burbs, there is nothing unusual about that; many of my closest friends have been (and continue […]

Curtis Curtis-Smith

C. Curtis-Smith C. Curtis-Smith is a Washington-state native now teaching at Western Michigan University. He has received over a hundred grants, awards, and commissions in the course of his career, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Koussevitsky Prize at Tanglewood, and 23 consecutive Standard […]