The Guggenheim Foundation has announced the winners of its 2020 fellowships to a diverse group of 175 writers, scholars, artists, and scientists drawn from 53 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, 78 different academic institutions, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and 2 Canadian provinces. Among the 2020 awardees are 13 composers and, according to the press announcement on the Foundation’s website, close to 60 of the 2020 fellows have no full-time college or university affiliation.
The following composers are among the recipients of 2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships:
- Taylor Brook, Composer, New York City; Core Lecturer in Music, Columbia University
- Marti Epstein, Composer, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Professor of Composition, Berklee College of Musicv
- Ellen Fullman, Composer, Berkeley, California
- David Gompper, Composer, Iowa City, Iowa; Professor, Voxman School of Music, University of Iowa
- David Hertzberg, Composer, Los Angeles, California
- José-Luis Hurtado, Composer, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition, University of New Mexico
- Alexandre Lunsqui, Composer, New York City; Assistant Professor of Music, São Paulo State University
- Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Composer, New York City
- Robert Millis, Composer, Co-Founder of the Climax Golden Twins, Seattle, Washington
- Yevgeniy Sharlat, Composer, Austin, Texas; Associate Professor of Composition, University of Texas at Austin.
- Donald Reid Womack, Composer, Honolulu, Hawaii; Professor of Composition and Theory, Faculty of the Center for Japanese Studies and Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii
- Maya Milenovic Workman, Composer, New York City. (jointly with Reggie Workman)
- Reggie Workman, Composer, New York City; Associate Professor, College of Performing Arts, New School University. (jointly with Maya Milenovic Workman)
In addition, Mark LeVine, Professor of History, University of California, Irvine and author of Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam, has been awarded a music research fellowship to write The Kakuma Sound: Rerooting the Past, Composing the Future, an exploration of music at Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp whose residents include numerous musicians from a dozen countries who routinely play together, creating unheard hybrids of traditions, instruments, sounds and styles. There is a complete list of the 2020 Fellows with biographies and photos is on the Guggenheim Foundation website.