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Copland House Hosts New Series “The Composer’s Hour”

Photo by Marion Gold The Copland House is inaugurating a new series called The Composer’s Hour. The series is presented for Copland Society members and is hosted by Artistic Director Michael Boriskin. Each program features an prominent composer speaking about creativity and writing music, introducing one of his or her major works, and discussing its […]

Philadelphia Audience Picks Centennial Competition Winner

Kevin BeaversPhoto by Lorin Burgess At the intermission of the October 5th Philadelphia Orchestra concert, after hearing three recent compositions by young American men, audience members completed ballots to help choose the winning work in the Orchestra’s Centennial Composition Competition. The winning piece, Sinfonia by Kevin Beavers, was performed again in Philadelphia on October 6 […]

FastTrack elects officers and establishes Paris headquarters

In July, 2000, the Chief Executive Officers of five leading copyright organizations agreed to a new partnership called FastTrack. Together, these five organizations represent approximately 38 percent of the global collections for musical works, or more than $1.6 billion USD annually. In September, the FastTrack Board of Directors, meeting in Santiago prior to the opening […]

ASCAP Launches “Junior ASCAP Members (J.A.M.)” Program

Photo by Melinda Wilson The American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has introduced the Junior ASCAP Members or J.A.M. Created to support and nurture the talents of high school music students, ASCAP J.A.M. hopes to educate them, as well, on the value of music and the importance of intellectual property rights. Phil Crosland, […]

NewMusicBox to Begin Concert Streaming in Late November

Photo by Melissa Richard Beginning on November 22, 2000, the New York State Council on the Arts, in partnership with the American Music Center, will begin Webcasting concerts on NewMusicBox. The concerts will be broadcast from a variety of locations throughout New York. Each concert will be featured on NewMusicBox for one month, and will […]

CMA Announces Recipients of First-Ever Jazz Grants

Don Bradenphoto by Joseph E. Rybczyk Chamber Music America has announced the first recipients funded through New Works: Creation and Presentation, a new grant program supporting composer/performer-led ensembles in the creation of music in the jazz idiom. The grantees were selected from a pool of eighty applicants by an independent panel of jazz composers, who […]

Jack Nitzsche Dies In Hollywood

Jack Nitzsche Jack Nitzsche, an Oscar-winning songwriter, keyboardist and arranger who worked with Phil Spector, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Miles Davis, died on Friday, August 25, 2000 in Hollywood. He was 63. Bernard Alfred Nitzsche was born in Chicago in 1937, and grew up on a farm near Newaygo, Michigan. He hoped to […]

George Perlman Dies In Chicago

George Perlman with the Golansphoto by Judith Golan George Perlman, violinist and composer, taught for 74 years until two months before his death on June 23, 2000, at age 103. For much of his life he taught 60 hours a week, plus performing in concerts, composing works played around the world and editing violin music […]

New York Chamber Symphony Receives Challenge Grant For New Music Competition

Gerard Schwarzphoto by Steve Sherman The New York Chamber Symphony has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the Knight Foundation for a new music project. In cooperation with WNYC radio, the project is a competition for contemporary music that will be selected by orchestra musicians and judged by the audience. The competition is planned for […]

Alvin Singleton Receives Civitella Ranieiri Foundation Fellowship

Alvin Singletonphoto by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey Composer Alvin Singleton has recently returned from a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbertide, Italy, awarded by the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide gifted working artists with a significant period of uninterrupted time to concentrate on their work. Singleton was in […]