Opera award for seven woman composers

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:23

Seven woman composers have been honored by Opera America, the USA national service organization for opera.

The recipients of the so-called Discovery Grants, representing a total sum of $100,000, are Kitty Brazelton for The Art of Memory, Laura Karpman for Balls, Patricia Leonard for My Dearest Friend, Jing Jing Luo for Ashima, Odaline de la Martinez for Imoinda, Kamala Sankaram for The Privacy Show, and Su Lian Tan for Lotus Lives.

The Opera Grants for Female Composers program was launched in December 2013, and will be implemented in two-year cycles. The Discovery Grants are awarded directly to composers, and they aim to identify, support and help develop the work of female composers who are writing for the operatic medium.

Source: http://www.operaamerica.org/Content/About/PressRoom/2015/04142015.aspx

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