Congratulations to Professor James Primosch on his 2020 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

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Professor of Music, James Primosch wins the 2020 Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music of $40,000, which recognizes an American composer of vocal works. The award, endowed by the Virgil Thomson Foundation and administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, recognizes an American composer of vocal works. Candidates were nominated by the Academy’s members, and the winner was chosen by a committee of Academy members: Melinda Wagner (chairperson), Robert Beaser, Martin Bresnick, Chen Yi, George Lewis, David Rakowski, and Augusta Read Thomas.