The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has launched the ninth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers. « The Award is granted annually to a living woman composer, of any age or nationality, in the spirit of recognizing and supporting the creation of new orchestral works by women », the DSO says in a press release.

It is the only annual symphony sponsored award in the world exclusively for female composers. The Award is named in honor of Elaine Friedman Lebenbom, the first woman composer to earn a degree from the University of Michigan. More information is available here.

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