Tyshawn Sorey receives award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

February 22, 2021

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the 18 recipients of this year’s awards in music, which total $225,000. The winners were selected by a committee of Academy members: Chen Yi (chair), Robert Beaser, Martin Bresnick, Stephen Hartke, George Lewis, Shulamit Ran, and Julia Wolfe. The awards will be presented virtually at the Academy's Ceremonial on May 19, 2021. Candidates for music awards are nominated by the 300 members of the Academy.

Tyshawn Sorey receives a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship of $15,000, endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation, are given to mid-career composers of exceptional gifts.


For the full list of 2021 Music Award Winners, visit the announcement at American Academy of Arts and Letters.