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2012 Music Award Winners
New York, February 29, 2012—The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the eighteen recipients of this year’s awards in music, which total $190,000. The winners were selected by a committee of Academy members: Ezra Laderman (chairman), David Del Tredici, John Harbison, Fred Lerdahl, Tania Leon, Bernard Rands, Gunther Schuller, and Steven Stucky. The awards will be presented at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial in May. Candidates for music awards are nominated by the 250 members of the Academy.