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Tania León Among 2022 Kennedy Center Honorees
The Kennedy Center Honors, an annual award given to performing arts practitioners for their lifetime achievement and impact on American culture, will this year be given to Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León, seven-time Grammy-winning soul/R&B vocalist Gladys Knight, contemporary Christian and pop singer-songwriter Amy Grant, the members of Irish rock band U2 (the first time anyone based outside of the USA has been so honored), and actor/filmmaker George Clooney. They will all be honored on December 4, 2022 at the 45th annual Kennedy Center Honors gala.
Music Publishers Association Announces 2022 Paul Revere Awards
The Music Publishers Association's Paul Revere Awards for Excellence in Music Engraving were announced during the MPA's annual meeting on Friday, June 17, 2022. Among the winners were: Chou Wen-Chung's Eternal Pine for Korean instrument ensemble and the vocal score for Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek's new opera The Listeners (both engraved by David Fetherolf); an anthology of experimental piano music published by the American Composers Alliance; and three scores by composer Katherine Balch, all of which she engraved herself. The extraordinary handwritten manuscript scores of the late George Crumb published by C.F. Peters were acknowledged with a special award.
Tomeka Reid and Cory Smythe Win 2022 Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts
Composer/Improvisers Tomeka Reid and Cory Smythe are among the 10 recipients of the 2022 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, a prize which honors risk-taking, mid-career artists in music, dance, theatre, film/video, and the visual arts who are challenging and transforming art, their respective disciplines, and society. Each awardee receives a $75,000 unrestricted prize and residency at CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) which administers the prize on behalf of the Herb Alpert Foundation. The music panelists for the 2022 Awards were George Lewis, Gustavo Matamoros, and Myra Melford.