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Meredith Monk Celebrates 50 Seasons Coast to Coast

Extraordinary series from Carnegie Hall to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco Composer, performer, vocalist, director, choreographer and MacDowell Fellow Meredith Monk concluded her 50th season of performing with an anniversary concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on May 2. The six-month celebration began on November…
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Pulitzer Prizes in Poetry and Music to Two MacDowell Fellows

The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced in April, and among them were works by two MacDowell Fellows. Congratulations are due to Gregory Pardlo for winning the Pulitzer in Poetry for his collection Digest, and to Julia Wolfe for winning the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her oratorio Anthracite Fields. Digest is…
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MacDowell Colony Chairman Welcomes Medal Day Crowd with Some Big, Universal Questions

Transcript: Michael Chabon reflects on mortality Thank you, thank you all for being here on this extraordinary day, the sun is repeatedly threatening to break through the clouds and it looks like it's happening now. As I’m sure everyone here must be aware, our Medalist this year, our 2015 Medalist Gunther Schuller…
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Music is a Force that Brings Humans Together

Transcript: WQXR Radio Host Terrance McKnight explains the universe of activity that was Gunther Schuller. So what Michael didn’t say, I will forewarn you, is that my father is a Baptist preacher, and today is Sunday. I'm really overjoyed to be here, for a number of reasons. But I want to…
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He Was the Whole Man and a Remarkable, Majestic Human Being

Transcript: Fellow composer Yehudi Wyner and friend of the Medalist reviews the genius that was Gunther Schuller. Editor’s note: MacDowell Colony Chairman Michael Chabon introduced Yehudi Wyner and had just mentioned it was inconceivable that Wyner had not been to the Colony as a Fellow. I think I was probably exhibiting…
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Medal Day to Celebrate the Late Gunther Schuller's Life in Music

Yehudi Wyner, Terrance McKnight to celebrate work of late composer during MacDowell Colony public event on August 9. Peterborough, NH – June 24, 2015 – Celebrated pianist and composer Yehudi Wyner and public radio host Terrance McKnight will present remarks about 56th Edward MacDowell Medalist Gunther Schuller’s influence on music at The MacDowell…
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Nine Fellows in Utah Presenting New Works at the Sundance Film Festival

Nine MacDowell Fellows presented work over at The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in early 2015. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (at left) share writing and directing credit for Mississippi Grind, a road film about compulsive gamblers that “flawlessly captures the seedy world of small-time losers and dreamers.” Donald…
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MacDowell Colony Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Grant to support first-time residencies for 10 artists from diverse backgrounds. Ten artists from across the United States will be able to work at The MacDowell Colony for the first time in 2015, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced that…
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New Journalism Fellowship Honors Distinguished Editor John S. Carroll

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. – June 18, 2015 – The he MacDowell Colony, the nation’s first artist residency program, will award the John S. Carroll Fellowship in journalism annually over the next three years. Part of MacDowell’s Art of Journalism Initiative, the fellowship honors the late veteran editor of The Baltimore Sun and the…
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