Scrolling down through this year’s Grammy nominations, at first I’m frustrated that it takes until category 46 before I get to the non-commercial, jazz/new-music type recordings. But then I take a step back for a minute and realize just how amazing the breadth of music represented on the list is. I mean, there’s even a […]
Ingram Marshall back from a month-long residency in Italy at the Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Twenty-nine composers have been awarded a total of $23,260 through the Composer Assistance Program. The American Music Center awards approximately $85,000 over three rounds annually through the program. The money goes directly to composers to assist in the production of materials for premiere performances. The composers selected range in age from 24 to 75 and […]
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I keep a New Yorker cartoon on the wall next to my desk: one Roman says to another, “I started out here on drums years ago, and I never dreamed I’d wind up in a policymaking position.” It is my reminder of the surprising turns that a life in music has afforded me. Without recounting […]
Quick, think of a holiday carol? My psychic abilities tell me that even you, dear NewMusicBox reader, are probably not thinking of anything written in the last ten years. Being that we are currently under a siege of holiday muzak, I might even go so far as to guess that 6 out of 10 of […]
Meyer Kupferman Meyer Kupferman, one of America’s most prolific composers, as well as a highly respected music educator and performer, died on November 26, 2003, at Northern Dutchess Hospital near his home in Rhinebeck, New York. He was 77. His career was marked by many triumphs that included an appearance at the White House during […]
Ralph Jackson President, BMI Foundation and Assistant Vice President of Classical Music Relations at BMI I don’t have too much experience trying to balance composition and a music business career, though that was precisely what I planned when I first moved to New York in 1979. My idea was to take a leave of absence […]
Michael ChingPhoto taken at opening night of Verdi’s Masked Ball last February, the same General/Artistic Director, Opera Memphis Not My Own Private Bayreuth Being a composer and running Opera Memphis is fraught with contradictory impulses. On the one hand, one feels instinctively the desire to explore and support new projects; on the other, survival seems […]