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June 7, 2018

Head of Composition Keith Fitch Wins Individual Excellence Award from Ohio Arts Council


Keith Fitch

Head of Composition and Head of the Specialized Studies Division Dr. Keith Fitch received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council last month. 

The awards recognize creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of their work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community. These awards support artists’ growth and development and recognize their work in Ohio and beyond.

“I am thrilled to be acknowledged as one very small part of Ohio's incredibly diverse and vibrant arts community,” said Dr. Fitch. “Recognition by one’s peers is always a treat, and to be included among so many wonderful artists in such a variety of disciplines is a real honor.”

During this funding cycle, applications in choreography, criticism, fiction/non-fiction, music composition, playwriting/screenplays and poetry were accepted.

“We are fortunate to have a creative abundance of outstanding artists in Ohio,” said OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins. “Frank Lloyd Wright was known to say, ‘I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things I want to see happen.’ The artists earning the Ohio Arts Council’s 2018 Individual Excellence Awards have indeed been tapped for their success.”