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  1. April 15, 2013 3:44 pm

    The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this morning. You may be interested in the winner of the Music Prize:

  2. April 15, 2013 4:29 pm

    Thanks! This is lovely:

    And the 2013 winner of the Pulitzer Music Prize, one Caroline Shaw, is the 5th woman to win in the past 70 years. We can easily name them all here:

    2013 – Caroline Shaw
    2010 – Jennifer Higdon
    1999 – Melinda Wagner
    1991 – Shulamit Ran
    1983 – Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

    Interesting, each was awarded the Prize in years since the institution of the blind audition in most (if not all) of the big orchestras. I know the Prize is for more than “orchestra” related works, but could this be mere co-incidence?

    The remaining 62 Pulitzer Music Prize (three years of “no award”) are, of course, all men, too many to list here in this comment very easily.

  3. April 15, 2013 5:20 pm

    Interesting — in the interest of full disclosure, I was not pushing for Shaw to receive the award. I think it should have gone to Wadada Leo Smith’s four and a half hour long jazz composition: “Ten Freedom Summers“:

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