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2011 Composer James Matheson Wins $200,000 Charles Ives Award

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New York, December 6, 2011 – James Matheson has won the Charles Ives Living, and will receive $200,000 over the two-year period of the award, beginning July 2012. The announcement was made by J. D. McClatchy, president of the Academy: “James Matheson joins a distinguished line of winners of the Ives Living, each of them adding to American music more of the exuberance and distinction that Charles Ives himself exemplified.” Although the Charles Ives Livingwinner agrees to forgo all salaried employment during the award period, there is no restriction on accepting composition commissions.

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