NYFA Fellows

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships: Composers List Pheeroan Aklaff Pheeroan Aklaff is a percussionist whose recent compositions are an attempt to develop a cross-cultural synthesis, combining in one work the rhythmic influences of Japanese Haiku and Tanka verses with the melakarta scales of India, and in another, the ryo and ritsu scales of […]

Violinist, Composer Arnold Black Dies at 77

Arnold BlackPhoto courtesy of Ruth Black Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The cause was undetermined, but he had had heart trouble in recent years. He was 77. Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The […]

NYFA Awards Fellowships to NY State Artists

New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowships, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, recently awarded nearly $1.1 million to 167 artists throughout New York State, including eighteen composers. Recipients of the 156 Fellowships of $7,000 each (several collaborations) were chosen from over 4,000 applicants in the categories of architecture/environmental structures, […]

Theodore Presser Company Enters the Digital Age of Music Publishing

Tom and Arnold BroidoPhoto courtesy of Theodore Presser Co. The Theodore Presser Company recently gave a glimpse of what music publishing in the 21st century will look like. By teaming up with a CD-ROM company called CD Sheet Music, the company recently began publishing sheet music as PDF files on CD-ROM disks. This means that […]

Society for American Music Appoints New Board Members

The Society for American Music has recently announced the installation of its new officers. The installation took place at their 26th national conference in Charleston, SC. The President-Elect is Paul F. Wells, the Director of the Center for Popular Music and Associate Professor of Music at Middle Tennessee State University. Immediately previous to his appointment, […]

Daniel Steiner Named NEC President

Daniel SteinerPhoto by Paul Foley Daniel Steiner was recently named President of the New England Conservatory of Music by Board Chairman David W. Scudder. Steiner has been serving as Acting President since July 1999. The appointment concludes a year-long search by a Presidential Search Committee and follows its recommendation. “In little less than a year, […]

Michael Kaiser Appointed President of Kennedy Center

Michael KaiserPhoto courtesy of Cornhill Publications Limited The Kennedy Center announced on July 19 that Michael Kaiser has been named to replace Lawrence J. Wilker as president of the national center for the performing arts. His is slated to begin his new post in February 2001. Kaiser, 47, is currently the executive director of the […]