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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.
Chamber Music America Awards Over $700,000 in Grants to Ensembles and Presenters through Three Programs
Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble music professionals, today announced the distribution of $734,266 through three of its grant programs: Artistic Projects, CMA’s newest program, supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation; and Performance Plus and Presenter Consortium for Jazz, both supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Composers awarded include Lena Bloch, Yumi Kurosawa, Emilio Solla, and Henry Threadgill.
13 Composers Among the 2022 Guggenheim Fellows
This year's Guggenheim Fellowships have been awarded to a total of 180 scientists, writers, scholars, and artists honored across 51 fields who were chosen from a rigorous application and peer review process out of almost 2500 applicants. Among them are 13 composers: Patricia Alessandrini, Phyllis Chen, David Dominique, Peter David Evans, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Sungji Hong, Panayiotis Kokoras, Charles Peck, Leah Reid, Rafael Rosa, Örjan Sandred, Nathan Shields, and Marlon Simon.