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NYFA Fellows Announced

2013 -- Susan Botti is a 2013 fellow in Music/Sound from The New York Foundation for the Arts

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Gates of Silence release on CD is funded

2013 -- The Aaron Copland Fund has awarded Albany Records a Recording grant for Susan Botti's Gates of Silence (release date: Sept. 1, 2013)

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World premiere of Crystal Clues to the Sublime

2012 -- Multimedia performance - microphotographs by Alice F. Weston featuring new music from Susan Botti and performed by Phillip Bush (piano), with visual design by Lightborne.
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

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Gates of Silence at Emory University

2012 -- Singer-composer Susan Botti brings ancient connections through her "Gates of Silence"

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Meet The Composer

2011 -- Susan Botti at The Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East, August 10-13, 2011, Bennington College, VT

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Women of Influence in Contemporary Music

2011 -- Women of Influence in Contemporary Music: Nine American Composers, by Michael K. Slayton. Collected essays which focus on women who have made significant contributions to American music: Elizabeth Austin, Susan Botti, Gabriela Lena Frank, Jennifer Higdon, Libby Larsen, Tania León, Cindy McTee, Marga Richter, and Judith Shatin.

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2011 -- Linda Gregerson has been awarded the Pushcart Prize for her poem Dido Refuses to Speak (commissioned by Susan Botti for Gates of Silence) published in Pushcart prize XXXV: best of the small presses.

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2010 -- Premiere of Gates of Silence:

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Berklee Today

2010 -- Berkelee Today features Susan Botti in "Not Your Grandfather's New Music" article.

NSO Taiwan

2009 -- The National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan has named Susan Botti as their Artist-in-Residence for the 2009-2010 season. The residency will include performances of Botti's orchestral and chamber music featuring Ms. Botti as soloist.

National Wind Ensemble Consortium Group

2009 -- Susan Botti has been commissioned by the National Wind Ensemble Consortium Group for a new work for wind ensemble to premiere in the 2010-2011 season.

LA Philharmonic Green Umbrella series

2007 -- Consulting Composer for New Music Steven Stucky celebrates his 20th anniversary with the Philharmonic by leading a Composer's Choice program with three of his own works: Piano Quartet, Dialoghi for solo cello and Boston Fancies, as well as James Matheson's Songs of Desire, Love and Loss and Susan Botti's Jabberwocky. Botti is the guest soprano (December 4, 2007) .

Rome Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship Awards

2005 -- Susan Botti (UMichigan, Composition Faculty) has won a coveted Rome Prize and will spend 11 months in residency at the American Academy in Rome starting in September 2005. Ms. Botti, whose extraordinary work, Cosmosis, premiered at the U of M Symphony Band concert at Carnegie Hall in February, was also announced as a winner of a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her newest orchestra work, Translucence, will premiere with the Cleveland Orchestra (who commissioned the piece), May 19-22 at Severance Hall in Cleveland, conducted by Music Director, Franz Welser-Möst.

American Academy of Arts and Letters Announces 2004 Music Award Winners

2004 -- The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the sixteen recipients of this year's awards in music, which total $185,000. The winners were selected by a committee of Academy members: Olly Wilson (chairman), Samuel Adler, Jack Beeson, Mario Davidovsky, Andrew Imbrie, Ezra Laderman, and Ned Rorem. The awards will be presented at the Academy's annual Ceremonial in May. Candidates for music awards are nominated by the 250 members of the Academy.

Goddard Lieberson Fellowships

Two Goddard Lieberson fellowships of $15,000, endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation, are given to mid-career composers of exceptional gifts. This year they will go to Susan Botti and Evan Ziporyn.

Susan Botti appointed Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow

2003 - The Cleveland Orchestra announced the appointment of Susan Botti as the third Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow. During a two-year relationship with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Lewis Fellow will be in residence for three weeks, participate in rehearsals, master classes, and educational activities, and compose a new piece for the Orchestra. The Young Composers Endowment Fund was established in 1997 by a $1 million gift from Jan R. and Daniel R. Lewis. Mr. Lewis is a trustee of the Musical Arts Association.

Susan Botti was selected by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst. The premiere of Ms. Botti's commissioned composition will be led by Mr. Welser-Möst during the 2004-05 season.

In March 2004, a new work by Susan Botti will be given its world premiere by The Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Assistant Conductor Wilson Hermanto. Also an accomplished singer, Ms. Botti made her Cleveland Orchestra debut as a soprano soloist in the world premiere performances of Matthias Pintscher's with lilies white in May 2002.

Previous Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellows were Marc-André Dalbavie, who served for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons, and Matthias Pintscher, who served for the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons.

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