United States Artists has announced the winners of the next 50 USA Fellowships—unrestricted grants of $50,000 each—including seven winners in the music category who range from composers to musical performance artists.
Manuel Barrueco, guitarist (Lutherville, MD – USA Fontanals Fellow)
Mary Ellen Childs, composer (Minneapolis, MN – USA Friends Fellow)
Lila Downs, singer-songwriter (New York, NY – USA Cummings Fellow)
George Lewis, composer and trombonist (New York, NY – USA Walker Fellow)
Sean Shepherd, classical music composer (New York, NY – USA – Van Dusen Fellow)
Sxip Shirey, composer and performer (New York, NY – USA Simon Fellow)
Holcombe Waller, composer, singer, and performance artist (Portland, OR – USA Berresford Fellow)
A complete list of recipients, sortable by discipline, is available here.
(—from the press release)