Music award for “Melville’s Dozen”

10 December 2007

Nicola Melville (Music) was the recipient of a $5,200 Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund award. The grant supported the later phases of a project that has culminated in a CD “Melville’s Dozen” of new piano music in various styles – jazz, funk, Appalachian, Andean, tango, et cetera – that build bridges to different kinds of audience, including high school and college piano students. This grant, along with one from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, have helped with the cost of commissioning the thirteen included pieces from well-known composers, premiering it at a concert here at Carleton last year, recording the music, and manufacturing the CD. Read more on recent grants.

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