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Hewlett Announces Five-Year $8M Commissioning Initiative

In celebration of the their fiftieth anniversary, the Hewlett Foundation has announced a new five-year, $8 million commissioning initiative that will be …

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Nathan Stang Wins 2016 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize

Nathan Stang (b. 1990), a composer, teacher, and organist currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of …

News January 4 2017 | by David Conte

A Model of Generosity and Wisdom—Remembering Karel Husa (1921-2016)

I first heard Karel Husa’s music in 1973 as a 17 year-old freshman piano major at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. …

News December 22 2016 | by Ratzo B. Harris

A Man at Home On the Road—Remembering Mose Allison (1927-2016)

If you live, a day will come If you live, a day will come When the sun will shine and the crops will grow And …

News December 21 2016 | by Daniel S. Godfrey

Proudly Disruptive Yet Guilelessly Generous—Remembering Elliott Schwartz (1936-2016)

Forty years ago, as a grad student composer, I had learned about Elliott Schwartz’s more heretical works from the mid-sixties to early …

Five New Music Alive Residencies Embed Composers in Orchestras & Communities

Five composer and orchestra pairs have been selected through a peer review panel process to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year …

Today's Composer Birthday

Kenneth P. Howard

Born: Friday, January 18, 1963 Indianapolis, Indiana

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