|The American Brass Quintet
The American Brass Quintet has announced that it has received a $28,000 grant from The Jerome Foundation (Saint Paul, MN) to formalize its on-going efforts in the area of commissioning emerging composers.
The grant, awarded March 1, will fund four emerging composer commissions during the season years 2006-07 through 2010-11. The commissioned works will receive premieres in New York City and at the Aspen Music Festival as well as multiple touring performances. Emerging composers of any nationality are eligible to apply but must reside in the five boroughs of New York City or the State of Minnesota. Grants to composers will average $6000 (all inclusive). The application form and procedures are posted at www.AmericanBrassQuintet.org. The first round application deadline is October 1, 2006 with the announcement of first round commissions by November 15, 2006.
Founded in 1960, the American Brass Quintet is "regarded as the premiere brass quintet performing today". The ABQ is ensemble-in-residence both of The Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival. Approximately 150 works have been commissioned or premiered by the ABQ and approximately 50 recordings have been released.
The Jerome Foundation was founded by filmmaker, painter, composer and philanthropist Jerome Hill. The foundation makes grants that support the creation of new work by professional emerging artists in Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. For more details please visit the Foundation's website, linked below.
American Brass Quintet
The Jerome Foundation