R.I. composers win $25K RIF arts grants

Jeff Prystowski, Jacob Richman and Kirsten Volness have won the Rhode Island Foundation's MacColl Johnson Fellowships for composers. Volness plans to use her $25,000 prize to produce and promote an album of original electro-acoustic music for strings and piano and to ​develop an original, multi-media opera. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
FUNDING MUSIC: Jeff Prystowski, Jacob Richman and Kirsten Volness have won the Rhode Island Foundation's MacColl Johnson Fellowships for composers. Volness plans to use her $25,000 prize to produce and promote an album of original electro-acoustic music for strings and piano and to ​develop an original, multi-media opera. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
PROVIDENCE - Continuing a 13-year annual tradition, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday three $25,000 grants from its Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund were awarded to three Ocean State composers. Among the nation's largest no-strings attached arts grants, the funds are designed to enable recipients to concentrate on the creative process, focus on…
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