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Oberlin Grad and ICE founder Claire Chase named MacArthur Fellow

Josh Harris • News • October 10, 2012

Flutist and new-music trailblazer Claire Chase ’01 has been named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which carries a $500,000 award dispersed over the next five years.Flutist and new-music trailblazer Claire Chase ’01 has been named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which carries a $500,000 award dispersed over the next five years. Commonly known as “genius grants,” the MacArthur Foundation’s annual awards support “exceptional merit and promise of continued creative work.”

Chase is a 2001 graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music. That year, she co-founded the revolutionary International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in Chicago. Chase has focused on opening new avenues of artistic expression for the 21st–century musician, as well as providing students in public schools whose music programs have been cut with innovative music education programs.

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