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The Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music
Dina Koston
Established by composer/pianist Dina Koston, who named the fund after her husband, psychiatrist Roger Shapiro, the Roger Shapiro Fund is a new fund for commissioning, performance and recording of New Music. Ms. Koston intended the fund to promote music in the Western modernist tradition.

The Roger Shaprio Fund is concerned with promoting further knowledge and appreciation of the music of Dina Koston.

RSF Founders

Connecting Composers

The Roger Shapiro Fund aims to arrange for composers to collaborate with organizations, particularly presenting organizations and performing ensembles that have built a sizeable audience or are implementing creative strategies to gain an audience for new music.

Reaching New Audiences

In addition to traditional concert venues, the Roger Shapiro Fund is interested in developing new ways for new music to reach people, including radio, television & internet, recording projects, new music in public spaces, real or virtual and innovative collaborations with other arts disciplines.

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    Annual Stefan Wolpe Concerts

    Grant Year: 2016
    Performers: Jack Quartet, Vox n Plux, Elizabeth Farnum, Miranda Cuckson, Steven Beck, Jay Campbell
    Composers: Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum, William Anderson, Yehudi Wyner, Harold Meltzer
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    Mark Rimple on Furious Artisans

    Grant Year: 2015
    Performers: Drew Minter
    Composers: Mark Rimple
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    Morgan Library and Museum Hemingway Between Two Wars

    Grant Year: 2015
    Performers: Elizabeth Farnum , Errollyn Wallen, Cygnus Ensemble 
    Composers: Laura Kaminsky, Jessie Montgomerie, Damon Ferrante, Errollyn Wallen, Frank Brickle, George Antheil , Ezra Pound , William Anderson

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24August

Cantata Profana

Reports
Cantata Profana, collaborating with KettleCornNewMusic is producing excellent programs, executed with breathtaking conviction & persuation. Below is one sample—> Their Schoenberg Op. 9/Webern blew me …
08July

Robert Pollock Turns 70

Announcements
above—George Walker, on the left, with Robert Pollock, on the right Composer/pianist Robert Emil Pollock is an industrious composer of a unique, impressive body of work in many genres, including inumerable must-hear gems. Here is Pollock’s …
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Recent RSF-funded recordings

Announcements
Composer: Mark Rimple January Furious Artisans Mark Rimple is a powerful force for good in the early music world. He is a member of Trefoil and Musica Humana. It is a great thrill to see the incomparable, world renowned countertenor Drew Minter on this …

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The Volans Speech

22 August 2016
above: composer Eleanor Cory It’s here: https://www.cmc.ie/features/if-you-need-audience-we-dont-need-you Enthusiastically in agreement. One difference: Short works are ok. Regarding young composers, RSF has taken risks on behalf of young …
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A Response to Taruskin

22 August 2016
above: Cellist/composer Franklin Cox performing at the University of British Columbia. Click below to see Franklin Cox’s impressive accounting of Taruskin problematics——> http://www.searchnewmusic.org/cox_review.pdf a few …
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On Having Been and Still Being a Wuorinen Fan

8 June 2016
Conductor & percussionist Ray DesRoches was a powerful mentor to so many people who were young once. He exuded irresistible, infectious enthusiasm for the composers he loved. One of those was Charles Wuorinen. I have had great success as a Wuorinen …
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