12 Composers Receive 2018 Copland House Residency Awards

Twelve composers have been selected to receive 2018 Copland House Residency Awards. Ranging in age from 31 to 57, these four women and eight men from eight states come from varied personal and artistic backgrounds.

Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin announced that Copland House’s Residents for 2018-19 will be:

MICHAEL BROWN, 31 (New York, NY)
KE-CHIA CHEN, 38 (Philadelphia, PA)
ANDREA CLEARFIELD, 57 (Philadelphia, PA)
MICHAEL FIDAY, 57 (Cincinnati, OH)
MICHAEL GILBERTSON, 31 (San Francisco, CA)
HUCK HODGE, 41 (Seattle, WA)
BENJAMIN KRAUSE, 33 (Valparaiso, IN)
REMY LE BOEUF, 32 (Brooklyn, NY)
PAULA MATTHUSEN, 39 (Middletown, CT)
JUSTIN MERRITT, 43 (Northfield, MN)
GREG REITAN, 45 (South Pasadena, CA)

Clearfield, Martinaitytė, and Merritt are returning for their second residencies, and Gilbertson was a 2015 Fellow of Copland House’s CULTIVATE emerging composers institute.

The new residents were selected out of 82 applicants from 26 states, the District of Columbia, and two foreign countries by this year’s composer jury, which included two-time Copland House Resident Pierre Jalbert, former Manhattan School of Music President Robert Sirota, and Guggenheim Foundation Fellow Dalit Warshaw.

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