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May 31, 2011

Ostinato: Summer at the School of Music, SOM professor wins McKnight Fellowship & more!

Read the current issue of Ostinato (May 30, 2011): Summer at the School of Music, SOM professor wins McKnight Fellowship & more!

May 28, 2011

Congratulations to U of M School of Music McKnight Fellowship Winners

U of M School of Music professor John Snow (oboe), recently won the 2011/2012 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Performing Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music. These fellowships are intended to reward artistic excellence and to support performing musicians who have reached a critical point in their career development. A McKnight Fellowship can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project. Read the press release.

Congratulations to SOM composition student Jeremy Wagner (student of James Dillon) who is a recipient of this year's McKnight Composition Fellowship. These awards, which include $25,000 in unrestricted funds for each recipient, are meant to acknowledge excellence in the field of music composition. Read more.

May 23, 2011

Ostinato: SOM student wins McKnight Composer Fellowship, Prof. Alex Lubet teaches Dylan, and more!

Read the current issue of Ostinato (May 23, 2011): SOM student wins McKnight Composer Fellowship, Prof. Alex Lubet teaches Dylan, and more!

May 11, 2011

University of Minnesota School of Music Composition Professor James Dillon picks up top Classical Music Honor

Minneapolis, MN (5/11/2011)--The Royal Philharmonic Society has honoured University of Minnesota composition professor James Dillon by presenting him with the Large-Scale Composition Award for Nine Rivers, premiered in Glasgow last November by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Presented at the RPS Music Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, the jury highlighted the work's "sheer ambition and the consistency of creative thought sustaining it". The first ever staging of this marathon four-hour piece was an ambitious artistic collaboration between Glasgow Life and the BBC. Read more