Composer Yu-Hui Chang receives Aaron Copland Award

Composer Yu-Hui Chang has received an Aaron Copland Award for 2008-09, which provides for a residency at the Copland House in New York State (Copland's former residency).

The Aaron Copland Awards were inspired by Copland's exceptional legacy of support for his fellow composers. Based at Copland House, an official project of the White House Save America's Treasures program and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Aaron Copland Awards composer residencies have earned nationwide recognition and esteem since they began in fall 1998.

Typically, six to eight gifted, emerging or mid-career American composers each year are invited to reside, one at a time, at Copland House, Aaron Copland's restored, longtime New York home. There, they can focus on their creative work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities. As guests of Copland House for three weeks to two months, their meals, housekeeping, local transportation and other needs are provided for.

For more information, visit the Copland House Web site.

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