The board of directors of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University have announced the names of twelve composers selected to receive 2012 Fromm commissions. In addition to the $10,000 commissioning fee, a subsidy is available for the ensemble performing the premiere of the commissioned work.
The composers who received commissions are:
Douglas Boyce (Alexandria, VA)
Dorothy Chang (Vancouver, BC)
Phyllis Chen (Astoria, NY)
Brian Current (Toronto, Ontario)
Nathan Davis (New York NY)
Michael Dessen (Irvine, CA)
Stacy Garrop (Evanston, IL)
Yotam Haber (Brooklyn, NY)
Ted Hearne (Brooklyn, NY)
Olga Neuwirth (New York, NY)
Andreia Pinto-Correia (Princeton, NJ)
David Sanford (Northampton, MA)
Wadada Leo Smith (Ventura, CA)
Chen Yao (Chicago, IL)
Founded by the late Paul Fromm, the Fromm Foundation is now in its fifty-seventh year, having been located at Harvard University for the past several decades. Since the 1950s, it has commissioned well over 300 new compositions and their performances, and has sponsored hundreds of new music concerts and concert series.
The postmark deadline for the next cycle is June 1, 2013. Requests for guidelines should be sent to The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard, Department of Music, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. More information is available at their website.
(—as reported on the Fromm website)