Composer Assistance Program Grants Announced

Composer Assistance Program Grants Announced

Twenty-five composers have received grants totaling $25,560 through the current round of the Composer Assistance Program (CAP), the American Music Center has announced. The awardees are American composers ranging in age from 23 to 83, and residing in nine states.

AMC awards approximately $85,000 annually to composers to assist in the production of premiere performances. A complete list of awardees and performers follows below.

Since 1962, the Composer Assistance Program has provided over $2 million in support to more than 1,200 American composers.


Composer Residence Composition Performance Detail
Kabir Carter New York, NY Decontrolled Kabir Carter and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Electronic Arts MFA Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Gerald Cohen Yonkers, NY Sarah and Hagar (Act I) Elizabeth Shammash, Ilana Davidson, Robert Gardner, Tanya D. Witek, Jo-Ann Sternberg, Krystof Witek, Lois Martin, Eliot Bailen, Linda Hall Gerson, and Michael Adelson at Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY
Sebastian Currier New York, NY Nightmaze Network for New Music and Mosaic, at Temple University’s Rock Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Nicholas Didkovsky New York, NY Rain on a Frail Cutie California EAR Unit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Matt Doran Vancouver, WA Symphony The Vancouver Symphony at Skyview Auditorium, Vancouver, WA
Man Fang Ithaca, NY Le Noir ‘Black’ Orchestre National de Lorraine at Centre Acanthes, Metz, France
Aaron Garber Salem, VA Mass for Peace The Salem Choral Society at Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
J. Ryan Garber Jefferson City, TN Concerto for Piano and Orchestra The Salem Choral Society Orchestra at Shaftman Hall, Roanoke, VA
David Glaser New York, NY Apparitions The Peconic Chamber Orchestra at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton, NY
Aaron Grad Brooklyn, NY Concertino for Clarinet Alan R. Kay and the New York Chamber Ensemble at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Cape May Music Festival, Cape May, NJ
Fareed Haque Evanston, IL "Lahara" Concerto Fareed Haque, Zakir Hussain and the Chicago Sinfonietta at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL and Lund Auditorium, River Forest, IL
Jonathan Bailey Holland Somerville, MA Monochrome The New Gallery Concert Series at the Community Music Center, Boston, MA
Brooke Joyce Charlottesville, VA watersmooth-silver The High Mountain Symphony at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Victor Kioulaphides New York, NY Riegelsberg Suite Kammerorchester Riegelsberg, at Elisabethskirche, Riegelsberg, Germany
Robert Kritz Chicago, IL Diaspora Dances Concertante Di Chicago Orchestra at DePaul University Auditorium, Chicago, IL
Felipe Lara Revere, MA Tutti The New York New Music Ensemble at the June In Buffalo Festival, Buffalo, NY
Ivana Lisak Boston, MA Laments of Shadow and Mystery The ALEA III Ensemble at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston, MA
Janis Mattox Woodside, CA Solombra Katia Escalera, Susan Freier, Stephen Harrison and Matthew Edwards at Sanchez Concert Hall, Pacifica, CA
Kermit Moore New York, NY De Natura Naturae North South Consonance at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, New York, NY
Akmal Parwez Kew Gardens, NY Once Upon a Springtime Lauren Vollono, Marilyn Brendel, Justin Friedman and the Freeport High School Wind Ensemble, at Freeport High School Festival of the Arts, Freeport, NY
Jeffrey Raheb Brooklyn, NY Topaz Under Moon The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra at Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Anna Rubin Ellicott City, MD Family Stories: Sophie, Sally The Da Capo Chamber Players at The Knitting Factory, New York, NY
Dan Visconti Western Springs, IL Black Bend The Cabrillo Festival Orchestra at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
David Wolff St. Paul, MN Sun Dogs The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Gregg Wramage Brooklyn, NY Remember Death (The Hemingway Summer) The American Composers Orchestra at Columbia University, New York, NY
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