The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently announced the seventeen recipients of this year’s awards in music, which total $205,000. The winners were selected by a committee of Academy members: Yehudi Wyner (chairman), Martin Boykan, Martin Bresnick, Mario Davidovsky, Stephen Hartke, Stephen Jaffe, and Tobias Picker. The awards will be presented at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial in May. Candidates for music awards are nominated by the 250 members of the Academy.
YSM faculty member Hannah Lash ’12 AD was one of two winners of the Charles Ives Fellowship. Lash, who is also a 2012 alumnus of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, will receive a $15,000 Fellowship was established when Harmony Ives, the widow of Charles Ives, bequeathed to the Academy the royalties of Charles Ives’s music, which has empowered the Academy to give Ives awards in composition since 1970.
Current students Dylan Mattingly ’17 MM and Liliya Ugay ’17 MM were also recognized, as recipients of the Charles Ives Scholarships of $7500, given to composition students of great promise.
In addition, the Lakond Award in music composition was awarded to Chia-Yu Hsu ’02 MM. The award of $10,000 was established through a bequest from Wladimir and Rhoda Lakond. MORE