July 5, 2013
Keith Fitch Awarded Composer Assistance Program Funding
Twice a year New Music USA accepts applications from composers across the country to help support preparations and travel expenses for premieres of their new works.
The organization has just announced the recipients from this spring's applicant pool for their Composer Assistance Program. The program awarded $33,245 to 28 talented composers--including Keith Fitch, the head of composition department at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
According to New Music USA, funds are awarded to composers "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."
CIM congratulates Dr. Fitch--who recently premiered a new work in New York as part of the League of Composers/I.S.C.M. concert season finale--on being recognized for his dedication to creating the new repertoire for the 21st century through this award. Bravo!