George Crumb Named Musical America Composer of the Year

The Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts has announced this year’s 2004 Award recipients. Among them, George Crumb has been named Composer of the Year and composer/trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been named Musician of the Year. Other winners are: Joseph Flummerfelt, Conductor of the Year; Susan Graham, Vocalist of the Year; Philharmonic Baroque […]

36th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards

Last Thursday night the 36th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award recipients were honored at a ceremony in New York City. Established in 1968, the awards seek to honor excellence in music writing, with recognition going to authors, journalists, broadcasters, and publishers across genres. The awards are split between symphonic and pop categories (jazz is considered […]

Grammy Nominations Announced

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 in Italy

Ingram Marshall back from a month-long residency in Italy at the Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities.

AMC Awards $23,260 To Composers Through CAP

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 […]