Lowell Liebermann

Lowell LiebermannPhoto by Linda Harris The Dallas Symphony Orchestra‘s composer-in-residence, Lowell Liebermann, submitted a set of Three Impromptus, Op. 68. The Three Impromptus were written to commemorate the centennial of Yaddo. Stephen Hough gave the premiere at Alice Tully Hall on May 4, 2000. The title refers back to Schubert, according to Liebermann, because the […]

Curtis Curtis-Smith

C. Curtis-Smith C. Curtis-Smith is a Washington-state native now teaching at Western Michigan University. He has received over a hundred grants, awards, and commissions in the course of his career, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Koussevitsky Prize at Tanglewood, and 23 consecutive Standard […]

Three Composers Selected to Receive Bush Artist Fellowships

Bush Foundation On May 1, 2001, the Bush Foundation announced the winners of the 2001 Bush Artists Fellowships (BAF). Fellowships were awarded to 15 artists in areas of music composition, film/video, literature, and scriptworks. Each fellow will receive $40,000 for a 12 to 18 month period. The winners in music composition were Brent Michael Davids […]

National Music Council Honors Corigliano, Kamen, McPartland

On May 31, 2001, the National Music Council presented its American Eagle Awards to John Corigliano. Michael Kamen and Marian McPartland at the 20th Annual Awards Luncheon. Each year, the National Music Council presents the American Eagle Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to American music and music education. The Awards Luncheon included […]

ASCAP Names 2001 Morton Gould Young Composer Award-Winners

On April 30, ASCAP Foundation President Marilyn Bergman announced the 26 winners of the 2001 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Congratulating the award recipients, Marilyn Bergman said, “The Morton Gould Young Composer Awards provide recognition and encouragement for gifted young composers under the age of 30. We congratulate the recipients and extend thanks […]

American Academy in Rome Announces Winners of the 2001-2002 Rome Prize

The American Academy in Rome announced the winners of the 105th annual Rome Prize Competition on Thursday, April 19, 2001 in New York City. The prestigious Rome Prize provides fellowships for American artists and scholars to live and work at the Academy’s twelve-building, eleven-acre site atop the Janiculum hill in Rome, Italy. Two prizes were […]

Four Composers Receive First Music Commissions

New York Youth Symphony Four composers have recently received commissions from the New York Youth Symphony‘s First Music Program. Emily Lenore Doolittle, Anthony Cheung, and John Kaefer will each receive premieres of a new orchestral work in Carnegie Hall during the 2001-2002 Season. In addition, Michael Klingbeil has received the Chamber Music Commission; his new […]

NEA Chairman Bill Ivey Announces Resignation

Bill IveyPhoto by Max Hirshfeld On April 24, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Bill Ivey announced his resignation, effective September 30, 2001, eight months before the end of his four-year term. Ivey has submitted a letter to President George W. Bush informing him of his decision. “My hope is that by announcing now that […]

Can American-born musicians learn to play your music? Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D’RiveraPhoto by Mary Kent Cuban-born composer and saxophonistBased in New Jersey In the last few years, an increasing number of artists with the most diverse backgrounds have been attracted towards musical currents coming from South of the Rio Grande and mainly towards the music of Cuba, Argentina and Brazil, the three streams that form, […]