The American Composers Forum has announced the recipients of this year’s McKnight Fellowships for Composers, funded by the McKnight Foundation. These awards, which include $25,000 in unrestricted funds for each recipient, acknowledge excellence in the field of music composition. The four fellows were chosen from a pool of 50 applicants. In another McKnight funded program, two artists from outside Minnesota have been selected as the McKnight Visiting Composers. Each receives $10,000 to spend a minimum of 40 days in Minnesota pursuing a self-designed residency project.
The 2018 McKnight Composer Fellows are:
Joshua Clausen (Minneapolis, MN)
Scott L. Miller (Otsego, MN)
JC Sanford (Northfield, MN)
Tiffany M. Skidmore (Falcon Heights, MN)
The 2018 McKnight Visiting Composers are:
Volker Goetze (Staten Island, NY)
Anthony R. Green (Providence, RI)
This year’s panelists were composer/performers Marcos Balter (New York, NY), Amy Knoles (Castaic, CA), and Osnat Netzer (Cambridge, MA).