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The following undated announcements/opportunities arrived during the inopportune period between hard-copy issues. We have put them online so our online visitors will not miss the opportunities these announcements afford.

We add at the top of the list, so you may find several outdated announcements farther down the two pages. Let us know if you think a particular announcement should be removed. Thank you.


  1. Announcing New Audubon Quartet Residency

    The word is out, so feel free to tell others [the formal announcement will be made March 4, 2007.]

    The Audubon Quartet, including members, Doris Lederer, viola; Ellen Jewett, violin; Akemi Takayama, violin; and Clyde Shaw, cello, will begin its new residency at Shenandoah University in 2007.

    The Audubon Quartet will be leading a new Graduate String Quartet Program at Shenandoah Conservatory, representing the institution on and off campus, teaching, coaching and mentoring the next generation of outstanding string players and quartets.
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    For more information concerning the AQ residency, please contact:
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    Laurence Kaptain, Dean
    Shenandoah Conservatory
    1460 University
    Winchester, VA 22601
    tel: 540.665.4600 -- fax: 540.665.5402

  2.       BMI congratulates five young classical composers who are recent winners of major music prizes awarded by the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters. The membership of the Academy, which is comprised of some of America's most prominent composers, artists, architects and writers, nominates candidates for these awards.
          Kevin Puts is the first winner of the newly inaugurated Benjamin H. Danks Award, a $20,000 prize given to an "exceptional young composer or orchestral works." Puts is a three-time winner of the BMI Student Composer Awards, including the 2000 William Schuman Prize, and the BMI Foundation's Carlos Surinach Commission. Other honors include the Prix de Rome, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Charles Ives Award. He has served as the Young American Composer-in-Residence with the California Symphony and Composer-in-Residence with Young Concert Artists. Orchestral performances have come from the American Composers Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Atlanta Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra, among others.
          Steven Weigt and Trevor Weston were recipients of Goddard Lieberson Fellowships, a $15,000 prize endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation and given to "mid-career composers of exceptional gifts." Weigt, an Assistant Professor at Boston University, received his training at Brandeis University and the University of California Davis. Weston, an Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston, attended Tufts University and the University of California Berkeley.
          Jorge Grossmann and David T. Little won Charles Ives Scholarships, which are funded in part by performance royalties paid by BMI to the Academy as heir to the Ives estate. These $7,500 scholarships are given to "composition students of great promise." Grossmann is a DMA candidate at Boston University and is a graduate of Florida International University. Little, a two-time BMI Student Composer Award winner, attends the University of Michigan as a Master of Music student and holds and undergraduate degree from Susquehanna University.
          BMI is proud to represent a majority of the 50 composer-members of the Department of Music at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The honor of election to the Academy is considered the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the country.

    The Journal of Musicological Research, a peer-reviewed quarterly publication with international circulation invites contributions of any length addressing all aspects of music studies. Contributors should send three anonymous copies of their manuscripts to:
    The Editors
    Jonathan Bellman and Deborah Kauffman
    Journal of Musicological Research
    School of Music, Frasier Hall
    Campus Box 28
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO, 80639
    Fax: 215-625-8914
    Ph: 1-800-354-1420, ext. 216
    Contributors should be prepared to submit their work in electronic form if requested. Clear draft copies of musical examples should accompany submissions.
    Informal inquiries may be directed to the Editorial Assistant, Marie Sumner Lott

  4. Voice ensemble "Svetilen" would like to have the agent or partner in your country. We'll consider all suggestions and forms of collaboration with pleasure.
    Since 1989 year "Svetilen" sing ancient Russian, world and ethnic music. Ensemble is well known in different European countries, many time we got gold and silver prices on The International Choir Competitions.
    "Svetilen" sing a'capella. Only in some songs we use the old Russian music instruments - coliosnaya lira and gysli. In collective are 7 singers and manager.
    More information about "Svetilen" ensemble and the examples of our songs you can find on our web-site.

    With best wishes,
    Elena Antipova
    Manager of "Svetilen" ensemble.


  5. Vox Novus has received a request for contemporary music recordings. A contact I have in a Radio Station in Argentina is looking for contemporary music to play on several of their radio programs. They currently have several compact disks from composers on the web site already and have been playing them extensively. Now they have asked if we had more music to send them. Ever since the Vox Novus concert in Argentina last year this radio station has been behind Vox Novus and its mission to promote its composers.
          Commercial recordings are not required but the work should be represented as best as possible on a compact disc with the title, composer name (you :), the performers name and their instrument, an approximate duration of the piece would be appropriate as well.
          I would like to send a package down as soon as possible. Please send all materials to:
    Vox Novus
    c/o Robert Voisey
    Radio City Station
    P.O. Box 1607
    NY, NY 10101
    If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to ask.
    Robert Voisey

  6. calendar of european 2002 new music events
    available from European Conference of Promoters of New Musik, P.O. Box 106, Feltham, MMD TW14 0QG, UK or www.ecpnm.com.
    The European Festivals Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary with, of all things, a "Festival of Festivals" (see www.euro-festival.net)

  7. Membership in The American Music Center:
    $55 Individual Membership
    $100 2-year Individual Membership
    $35 Student Membership
    $35 Senior Membership
    $60 2-year Student/Senior Membership
    International Members, additional $10 postage fee per year
    $85 Organization Membership under $500,000 revenues
    $135 Organization Membership over $500,000 revenues

    Join online at www.amc.net Tel: 212-366-5260 x10 Fax: 212-366-5265
    Email: center@amc.net
    American Music Center
    30 West 26 Street, Suite 1001
    New York, NY 10010-2011

  8. Kate Warner is encouraging more Caribbean Steel Pan Artists and would like to get involved in prompting young artists who play this musical instrument invented in the 20th Century.
    Kate Warner
    P.O. Box 1383
    Bush Hill/Bay Street
    Bridgetown, Barbados

  9. Bravo to the following BMI classical composers who recently received 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards:
    Robert Livingston Aldridge
    Dennis Eberhard
    Bun Ching Lam
    Arthur Levering II
    Richard Lowe Teitelbaum
    Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. The new Fellows include writers, composers, painters, sculptors, photographers, film makers, choreographers, physical and biological scientists, social scientists, and scholars in the humanities. The year 2002 Fellowship winners include 184 artists, scholars, and scientists selected from over 2800 applicants for awards totaling $6,750,000.

  10. Below is a link to an article about changes at NPR which appeared in the Washington Post today:
    Washington Post         04/12/02

  11. Bravo to BMI composers Joseph Schwantner and Christopher Rouse, who have just been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The honor of election is considered the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the country. The induction will occur at the Academy's annual Ceremonial in May. Academy members are elected annually to fill vacancies in the Academy's membership of 250 American artists, architects, writers and composers.
          BMI is proud to represent the majority of the composers who are Academy members, including John Adams, Milton Babbitt, Leslie Bassett, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Chou Wen-chung, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Norman Dello Joio, Lukas Foss, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Karel Husa, Andrew Imbrie, Leon Kirchner, Donald Martino, Steve Reich, Gunther Schuller, Francis Thorne, Joan Tower, Robert Ward, Charles Wuorinen, Yehudi Wyner, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

    Above text provided by:
    Ralph N. Jackson
    Assistant Vice President
    BMI Classical Music Relations
    Director, BMI Student Composer Awards
    320 W. 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    telephone: 212 830 2537
    fax: 212 262 2824

  12. Kudos to the following BMI classical composers who have received Music Alive Residencies with American orchestras for the 2002-2003 Season:

    Dan Coleman:  Tucson Symphony
    Jeremy Gill:  Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
    Pierre Jalbert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
    Ingram Marshall:  Westchester Philharmonic
    Cindy McTee:  National Symphony Orchestra
    Tobias Picker:  Westchester Philharmonic

    These residencies were recently announced by Meet the Composer and the American Symphony Orchestra League.  For more information, see:



    Jan. 11, 2002 - John Luther Adams, President of the Board of Directors of the American Music Center is pleased to announce that the American Music Center has awarded Sylvia Goldstein a 2002 Letter of Distinction in recognition of her 50-plus years of remarkable service in support of composers and the field of new music. Sylvia's storied career at Boosey & Hawkes/Hendon Music Inc. includes the support and nurturing of generations of composers from Aaron Copland to Bela Bartók to Steve Reich to Ned Rorem, and many, many others. Sylvia's fine work is also evident in the mentoring of many executives in the music industry, such as Jim Kendrick, Linda Golding, and David Huntley.
          AMC award recipients are selected for their substantial contributions to advancing the field of contemporary American music in the United States and abroad. Mrs. Goldstein joins a celebrated group of fellow composers, musicians, and organizations who, beginning in 1965, have also received this honor including Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Elliott Carter, Yo-Yo Ma, Ornette Coleman, Leonard Bernstein, John Cage, Dizzy Gillespie, George Balanchine, Milton Babbitt, Merce Cunningham, Philip Glass, The Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can, the American Composers Orchestra, and many others.

  14. The Calendar for New Music, published monthy by The SoundArt Foundation, Inc., William Hellerman, Editor
    P.O. Box 900 Philmont, NY 12565
    The latest information on concerts, CDs, competitions.
    Subscribe for $15. Visit their website @ soundart.org

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    fm 91.5 / POBox 77913 / Los Angeles CA 90007-0913 / 213-225-7400 / www.kusc.org

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