Louis Karchin: Winner of the 2012 Andrew Imbrie AwardSeventeen Composers Receive Awards Totaling $180,000
New York, February
28, 2012—The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the
seventeen recipients of this year's awards in music, which total
The winners were selected by a committee of Academy
members: Ezra Laderman (chairman), David Del Tredici, John Harbison, Fred
Lerdahl, Tania Leon, Bernard
Rands, Gunther Schuller, and Steven Stucky. The awards will be
presented at the Academy's annual Ceremonial in May. Candidates for music
awards are nominated by the 250 members of the Academy.
LETTERS Awards in Music
Four composers will each receive
a $7500 Arts and Letters Award in Music, which honors outstanding artistic
achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own
voice. Each will receive an additional $7500 toward the recording of one
work. The winners are Paul Moravec, Frank Ticheli, Dan Welcher, and John
Reena Esmail will receive the
Walter Hinrichsen Award for the publication of a work by a gifted
composer. This award was established by the C. F. Peters Corporation,
music publishers, in 1984.
Karchin will receive the Andrew Imbrie Award in Music. This
award, being inaugurated this year, is given to a composer of demonstrated
artistic merit, and is made possible through a gift from Andrew and Barbara
Two Goddard Lieberson fellowships, endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation, are given to mid-career
composers of exceptional gifts. This year they will go to Edmund Campion
and Huck Hodge.
Harmony Ives, the widow of
Charles Ives, bequeathed to the Academy the royalties of Charles Ives' music,
which has enabled the Academy to give the Ives awards in composition since
1970. Two Charles Ives Fellowships, will be awarded to Haralabos Stafylakis and Xi Wang.