The American Academy in Rome recently announced the winners of the Rome Prize Fellowship, an annual award which supports advanced independent work in the arts and humanities. The award provides the opportunity to participate in a residency at the Academy, where recipients are encouraged to pursue their individual work as part of a unique and dynamic international community. Recipients are selected by independent juries through a national competition process; they receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for six months to two years in Rome.
For the second year in a row, a Columbia student in the DMA Composition program has been awarded this prestigious prize. Christopher Trapani, conductor and performer, was among the 29 artists and scholars selected. Last year’s winner, Nina C. Young, is currently finishing her Rome Prize year. This extraordinary two-year run for Columbia graduate students is eloquent testimony to the continuing excellence and growing renown of our DMA program in Composition.
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