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Jun 16 Music Publishers Association Announces 2023 Paul Revere Awards
The 2023 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence in music publications were announced during the annual meeting of the Music Publishers Association at The Century Club in New York City. In addition, composer Steven Mackey presented BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick with the MPA Composer Advocacy Award and MPA Executive Director Brittain Ashford together with Ian McLoughlin from J.W. Pepper presented the MPA's Arnold Broido Award for Copyright Advocacy to Kathy Fernandes, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at J.W. Pepper.
Jun 12 Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire Win 2023 Tony Award for Best Musical
Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire's musical Kimberly Akimbo was the big winner at the 2023 Tony Awards announced last night in New York City. In addition to fetching Best Musical, two of the actresses in Kimberly Akimbo--Victoria Clark and Bonnie Milligan--received awards as did David Lindsay-Abaire for Best Book and shared the award for Best Score with composer Jeanine Tesori, who had previously shared this award with lyricist Lisa Kron for Fun Home in 2015. Parade, which earned composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown the 1999 award for Best Score, received the 2023 Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
Apr 10 OPERA America Awards $100K in Discovery Grants to 8 Women Composers
OPERA America has announced the recipients of the 2023 Discovery Grants from its Opera Grants for Women Composers program (a total of $100,000), made possible with the generosity of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. The 2023 recipients are: Juhi Bansal (for Star Singer); Annie Gosfield (for Peggy and Jackson); Jennifer Jolley (for Spacewalk); Dana Kaufman (for Sally Ride); Tamar Muskal (for Nadia); Shara Nova (for The Subnivean Zone: Under the Snow); Bernadette Speach (for The Little Rock Nine); and Jennifer Williams (for Dis/Inform).