The American Academy of Arts and Letters is an honor society of the country’s 300 leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Each year it elects new members as vacancies occur, administers over 70 awards and prizes, exhibits art and manuscripts, funds performances of new works of musical theater, and purchases artwork for donation to museums across the United States.

Reading of Academy Tributes on February 24th, 2020

2021 Newly Elected Members

Recent Announcements

Three Musicals Win Richard Rodgers Awards

The Monster, Oratorio for Living Things, and TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix have won the 2021 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater.

2021 Music Award Winners

Eighteen composers receive this year’s awards in music, which total $225,000.