Composer in-residence receives award

Dan Locklair, Wake Forest University’s composer-in-residence and professor of music, has been awarded a fellowship by the North Carolina Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program 1999-2000.

The award, granted by a panel of experienced artists and arts professionals, will be used by Locklair to create a new chamber work for flute, cello and piano. The new composition will be performed during the 2000-2001 season by four different chamber music ensembles from across the country.

The music of Locklair is widely performed and broadcast throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. A prolific composer, Locklair’s catalog includes symphonic works; a ballet; an opera; and solo, chamber, vocal and choral compositions. At Wake Forest since 1982, Locklair earned a doctorate at Eastman School of Music.

Locklair’s music has won numerous other awards, including 19 consecutive awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Established in 1914, ASCAP is a performing rights membership association of more than 80,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers that represents its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.

The N.C. Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship program, established in 1980, was designed to recognize artistic excellence for the benefit of cultural richness in the state. The Council is a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

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