Nominations sought for $100K Nemmers music composition prize

Posted on: September 25, 2009

Nominations are being sought for the 2010 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, a biennial award honoring classical music composers who have significantly influenced the field of composition. The prize includes a cash award of $100,000, a performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a residency of four nonconsecutive weeks at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where the recipient will work with faculty and students. Previous winners of the prize are John Adams (2004), Oliver Knussen (2006), and Kaija Saariaho (2008). Nominations will be accepted until February 1, 2010, with the announcement of the winner scheduled for late spring. Nominations should be submitted by recognized experts in the music profession; self-nominations will not be accepted. For further information about the Nemmers Prize, visit edu/about/nemmers/.

Posted September 25, 2009