The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced that it has named eleven composers as 2015 Guggenheim Fellows. They are Darcy James Argue, Matthew Barnson, Richard Carrick, Etienne Charles, Chihchun Chi-sun Lee, Steve Lehman, George E. Lewis, Andreia Pinto-Correia, Sean Shepherd, Rand Steiger, and Amy Williams. Also nominated, in the category of music research, is Thomas Christensen, a professor of music and the humanities at the University of Chicago. Christensen and the eleven composers are among 175 Fellows named in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work. The amounts of grants vary. More information is available at the Guggenheim Foundation website.
Posted April 20, 2015