MacArthur Fellowship 2006 for John Zorn
One of the MacArthur Fellowships for 2006 was awarded to composer and saxophonist John Zorn. The fellowships are give to support outstanding and innovative work in several fields of arts, sciences and health care. Each fellow receives $500,000.- over five years to be able to devote this time to his or her work, without having to worry about money. The MacArthur Fellowship is also known as the "genius award".