2015 Paul R. Judy Center Grant Awards

The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music recently held its second annual call for grant proposals for projects relating to the concept of innovative ensembles. This year, fifty-eight proposals from individuals and groups were submitted for consideration. Below is a list of projects that have been awarded funds through the Paul R. Judy Center Grant Program:

New Initiative Category

  • Present Music – Milwaukee, WI
    ComposeMilwaukee, a new community engagement program that consists of a series of workshops and performances that actively engage the audience in the creation and performance of new music.

Research Category

  • William Robin – Brooklyn, NY
    Research into the social history of new music in the United States from 1980 to the present through the lens of innovative ensembles.

Event Support Category

    • Charlotte Symphony – Charlotte, NC
      Romeo & Juliet: a multidisciplinary performance featuring a live outdoor plazacast in collaboration with Charlotte Ballet, Opera Carolina, UNC Charlotte School of Art + Architecture and PlayMakers Repertory Company

    • Contemporaneous – New York, NY
      ORBIT: an immersive concert experience based in four neighboring art gallery spaces featuring works by female composers

    • Dunya – Belmont, MA
      Othello in the Seraglio, a music drama featuring 16th and 17th century European and Turkish musical sources along with original music by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, presented at Oberon/American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA and Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY

    • Ensemble Dal Niente – Chicago, IL
      The Party, a 5-hour long communal listening experience at Mana Contemporary, celebrating the ensemble’s 10th anniversary

    • Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble – Nashville, TN
      Key of Intensity, a concert featuring works for medium ensemble and the Ondes Martenot, along with original choreography

    • Inverted Space Ensemble – Seattle, WA
      Commissioning, performance, and display of new graphic score works in collaboration with neighborhood art walks and an Earle Brown performance-retrospective

    • Nouveau Classical Project – New York, NY
      Mysterium Novum: an interactive synesthetic music and art installation

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