Awards & Commissions

AWARDS

The Official Kalvos & Damian Most Listener Fan Calls Award to date was given to Beth Anderson for her "MINNESOTA SWALE" (8/25/00) by Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar WGDR FM 91.1 in Vermont

THE BURTON AWARD for contemporary art music 2000 went to Beth Anderson's "NET WORK". It was awarded by the audience of OMR FM in Provincetown, MA

National Federation of Music Clubs Award of Merit for contributions to women in music, 1977

COMPETITIONS

International Society for Contemporary Music, 1981 (performance at the World Music Days in Brussels, Belgium of The Eighth Ancestor)

Composers' Forum, 1975 (Donnell Library concert with Charlotte Moorman)

Winner University of California at Davis' Concerto Contests 1970 (Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C) and 1971 (Liszt's Hungarian Fantasia)

GRANTS

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music 2001 to make a chamber music recording with New World

Meet the Composer grants several years

Assistantship at New York University in music 1977-78

Special Projects Program at Project Studio One made available from the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, NYC, 1977

National Endowment for the Arts grant in support of career development 1975

Foundation for the Contemporary Performance Arts grant 1975

ZBS Media Artist-In-Residence funded by NYSCA, 1975

Assistantship at Mills College in dance accompaniment 1973-74

Elizabeth Crothers Mills Award 1972 and 1974

Alumni Fellowship at Mills College 1972

Biggerstaff Grant at Mills College 1971

Grant-In-Aid in accompaniment at University ok Kentucky 1966-68

Commissions

Acappellago, Dennis R. Smith, music director, 2009 (DREAM-SONG for chorus SSAATB unaccompanied)

The Jade String Trio, 2005 (JASMINE SWALE for violin, viola, and cello)

Marcellina and Gesine van der Grinten, 2004 (DARK SONGS for mezzo-soprano, contralto, and piano with words by Dana Gioia and David Mason)

Marlow Fisher, 2000 (APRIL SWALE for viola and harpsichord)

Keith Borden, 2000 (HARLEM SONGS for baritone, string bass and piano; and CAT SONGS for baritone and piano)

Collegium Musicum conducted by Alexei Kornienko, 2000 (string orchestra, THREE SWALES which includes KENTUCKY SWALE, BLUEBELL SWALE and MARCH SWALE)

Soho Baroque Opera, 1998 and 1996 (one-act opera, QOHELETH and RHODE ISLAND SWALE for harpsichord)

Mimi Dye (MAY SWALE for viola solo)

The Shore Festival of Classics in Ocean Grove, New Jersey (THE ANGEL for string quartet, celeste, harp and soprano)

Andrew Bolotowsky (FLUTE SWALE, SHAKUHACHI RUN, THE PREYING MANTIS AND THE BLUEBIRD, THE EIGHTH ANCETOR, SKATERS SUITE, PREPARATION FOR THE DOMINANT, DR. BLOOD’S MERMAID LULLABY, all for solo flute or ensembles including flute)

Yvar Mikashoff (BELGIAN TANGO, piano)

Eclectix, 1997 (PRECIOUS MEMORIES, for chorus)

Minnesota Synfonia with Jay Fishman conducting, 1994 (MINNESOTA SWALE for orchestra)

Bennington College's Chamber Music Conference, 1992 (AUGUST SWALE for mixed chamber sextet)

Montclair State College (an extended version of NET WORK, piano)

Bonnie Schiebman Dancers (MANOS INQUIETAS, piano)

Daniel McCusker Dancers (QUILT MUSIC and FULL CIRCLE, piano)

Barbara Jo Fleming's Commotion Dance Company (NET WORK, saxophone quartet with two keyboards))

The Staten Island Symphony, conducted by Robert Kogan (SUITE FOR WINDS AND PERCUSSION)

Diane Jacobwitz Dancers (SKATE SUITE)

Cabrillo Festival conducted by Dennis Russell Davies (oratorio, JOAN)

University of the Redlands' New Music Ensemble conducted by Barney Childs (GUITAR SWALE, BRASS SWALE and REVEL)

San Francisco Conservatory's New Music Ensemble conducted by John Adams (TULIP CLAUSE and HE SAID)


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