New Music USA announces CAP awardees

On May 1, 2013


Twice a year our Composer Assistance Program accepts applications from composers all over the country to help support preparations and travel expenses for premieres of their new work. This round, we awarded $33,245 to 28 talented composers – all of whom are hard at work in the early and middle stages of their careers, and all of whom are contributing  meaningful works to the field of new music through these tireless efforts. The supported projects below celebrate a vast expanse of artists creating and performing equally unique works in a wide variety of styles

Seth Stewart is a composer, performer, professor, and music director. He was commissioned by renowned European cellist Ivana Grahovac to write her a new solo work to be premiered at the REX Cultural Center in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2014. The two collaborated closely, and eventually Stewart produced the piece Life Awakening, “an in-depth study of modern and extended cello technique, and more particularly, Ivana’s striking, personal performance style.” This concert represents a pivotal moment in Stewart’s career, and with CAP funds, he will be able to personally attend and actively participate in the premiere, further increasing his visibility throughout Europe.

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