John Harbison wins AMC's Founder Award


MIT News
 | 4 May 2011

Institute Professor John Harbison has been presented with the American Music Center’s Founders Award, given since 1999 for lifetime achievement in the field of new American music. Previous winners of the award have included Elliott Carter, Steve Reich, Charles Ives, Count Basie and Philip Glass.

“The American Music Center is thrilled to confer its Founders Award on John Harbison,” AMC President and CEO Joanne Hubbard Cossa said in a release. “A beacon in the field and recipient of many previous awards, he not only composes and conducts, but shares his wisdom and talents with others through teaching.”

The AMC is dedicated to fostering the creation, performance, and enjoyment of new American music. The organization’s Founders Award is named in honor of its six founders: Aaron Copland, Howard Hansen, Marion Bauer, Otto Luening, Quincy Porter and Harrison Kerr.