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Competitions: Women Composers and an Uncontested Win

March 16, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Operas dramatizing the Syrian civil war, a mass shooter, and a female Mexican revolutionary are among the works-in-progress to receive Discovery Grants from Opera America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program. The grants, totaling … » Read

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Academy of Arts & Letters Awards $250,000 to 18 Composers

March 14, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards in Music have been given to 18 composers, who will divide up a pot of $225,000 among them. The awardees are nominated by the Academy’s 250 members, with the final choices made by committee, which … » Read

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Special Awards and Competition Wins

February 26, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
The competition circuit has decidedly heated up in the last month. Here are eight that caught our attention. Belgian Clarinetist, Dutch Quartet Win Borletti-Buitoni Trust Awards The Borletti-Buitoni Trust named the winners of its annual series of … » Read

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Arkansas Symphony Gets $1.8M

February 22, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, est. 1966, has been bequeathed $1.8 million by former board president and onetime state insurance commissioner Linda Garner Riggs, who died on November 15, 2017, at age 70. The gift will endow the principal cello … » Read

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George London Foundation Recognizes 16 Young Singers

February 20, 2018
There were six winners in the top, $10,000 category of the George London Foundation Awards Competition for North American singers this year, as opposed to the five of last year. Finals for the event took place last weekend at Gilder Lehrman Hall … » Read

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Polar Music Prize to Afghanistan Institute of Music and Metallica

February 15, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Polar Music Prize award committee has selected the heavy metal band Metallica and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and its founder/director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast as its 2018 Laureates. Each awardee will receive the prize, … » Read

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