The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research, a division of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has announced eight grant recipients for its fall 2017 cycle.

The projects were selected out of 90 proposals received from throughout North America.

In the research category, Natalie Farrell (Indianapolis, Indiana) was awarded funding for Indy Classical: Hip Consumerism and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/New Amsterdam Partnershi, and Ryan Ebright (Perrysburg, Ohio) was awarded funding for New Music Theater and the New Music Ensemble.

In the innovative project category, the recipients included: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) for Lakota Music Project Music Composition Academie; Yarn/Wire (Queens, New York) for Yarn/Wire/Currents - Concert Series of New Works for Piano and Percussion Quartet in NYC;  Zohn Collective (Rochester, New York) for Collaborative Performance in Guadalajara, Mexico with Puppet/Theater Company La Coperacha; Maria Finkelmeier, Masary Studios (Boston, Massachusetts) for Pindrop Series Concert at Aeronaut Brewery, Somerville, Massachusetts; Cantata Profana (Brooklyn, New York) for Seven Sins of Love - Theatrical Chamber Music Performances at National Sawdust; and Khemia Ensemble (Martin, Tennessee) for Immersive Concert Experience at National Sawdust.

“We are thrilled with the quality of the applications received this fall, as well as the breadth and depth of projects and ideas represented,” said Jim Doser, director of the Institute for Music Leadership. “The eight proposals that were selected for funding represent truly innovative projects and important research initiatives that align with the mission of the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research." 

Grantees will complete their projects over the next year, and results of their projects will be available on the Paul R. Judy Center website.  Selected work will also be featured in the Center’s new magazine INNOVATE. MUSIC. LEAD.  

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