I am truly honored and humbled to receive one of the six Charles Ives Scholarships for the 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters Music Awards, alongside William Dougherty, Ehud (Udi) Perlman, Frances Pollock, Joel Thompson, and Shelley Washington.
Quotes from the official press release:
New York, February 22, 2021—The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the 18 recipients of this year’s awards in music, which total $225,000. The winners were selected by a committee of Academy members: Chen Yi (chair), Robert Beaser, Martin Bresnick, Stephen Hartke, George Lewis, Shulamit Ran, and Julia Wolfe. The awards will be presented virtually at the Academy's Ceremonial on May 19, 2021. Candidates for music awards are nominated by the 300 members of the Academy.
Harmony Ives, the widow of Charles Ives, bequeathed to the Academy the royalties of Charles Ives’s music, which has enabled the Academy to give awards in composition since 1970. Two Charles Ives Fellowships of $15,000 each and six Charles Ives Scholarships of $7,500 each will be awarded.
I am sincerely looking forward to the Academy's Ceremonial this upcoming May. Thank you again to the committee of Academy members, Harmony and Charles Ives' posthumous gift, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters at large.