Composer Robert Kyr, who has been commissioned by Notre Dame Vocale to write a new cantata based on Dante’s Paradiso, has been honored with a major award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Four composers will each receive a $10,000 Arts and Letters Award in Music, which honors outstanding artistic achievement by a composer who has arrived at his or her own voice. Each will receive an additional $10,000 toward the recording of one work. The other winners with Robert Kyr are Robert Carl, Sean Shepherd, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. See more.
Last February 3rd, Notre Dame Vocale, received news of the prestigious award by the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music. The award places Vocale in the company of some of the most distinguished professional ensembles in the country. See More.