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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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Concerts
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Recordings
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Composers

LATEST NEWSALL NEWS

10February

Anthony Korf selected for ISCM World Music Days in Beijing

Announcements
Anthony Korf’s Combo was selected by the Beijing Modern Music Festival for performance at the 2018 World Music Days Festival in Beijing. The Festival begins on May 18. Korf’s work was selected from six works submitted by the Roger Shapiro …
08February

Anna Weesner & American Academy of Arts & Letters

Announcements, Event
In 2015, the Roger Shapiro Fund commissioned Anna Weesner’s for a new work for Cygnus + soprano. The result was My Mother In Love, which is now cited in connection with her awarding of a the Virgil Thomson Prize for vocal music by the American …
29December

ISCM Beijing World Music Days Submissions

Announcements
Arlene Zallman Paul Lansky Scott JohnsonAnthony Korf Morris RosenzweigAnna Weesner Every year, the International Society for Contemporary Music invites each of its member sections to submit works by six different composers as candidates for …

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The Volans Speech

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