The League of American Orchestras and New Music USA have announced grants to five orchestras and ten composers to participate in the 2013-14 Music Alive program. The grant recipients are: Albany Symphony and a group of composers known as the Sleeping Giant Collective: Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein, and Andrew Norman; the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and composer Stella Sung; the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and composer Gabriela Lena Frank; the Pacific Symphony and composer Narong Prangcharoen; and the Seattle Symphony and Trimpin, a sculptor and sound installation artist. The five recipients will receive approximately $900,000 in grant monies, to be distributed over three years. The funds will be used to promote the composers in the orchestras’ communities through approaches including performances in alternative venues, workshops, online events, education and community engagement programs, and co-created community collaborations. In announcing the grants, League President and CEO Jesse Rosen said, “The Music Alive program is providing a platform for both young and established composers, while helping orchestras and their audiences benefit from this creative energy.” Funding for Music Alive is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, and the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

Posted July 30, 2013