Awards and Prizes
The George Henschel Community Award grants, which are temporarily suspended, support organizations dedicated to the performance and composition of serious music — especially chamber music — and to the development of steady, attentive audiences appreciative of this kind of musical experience. Awards from the past 22 years may be viewed HERE. A selection of the many testimonies to the effectiveness of the Association’s grants begins with one from Music for Food here. The notes of thanks continue with Shelter Music Boston here, Chameleon Arts Ensemble here, Grand Harmonie here, Shelter Music again here, and music-connects here. Music for Food thanked HMA HERE for our most recent support. Our grant to Shelter Music for 2018 inspired this report. Boston Opera Collaborative’s narrative on the “Opera Bites” program that the Association sponsored makes for interesting reading HERE. Shelter Music Boston recently thanked the Henschel Committee for its sponsorship of Water For My Soul. Castle of Our Skins, winner of $5,000 for 2019 summarizes its project HERE.
The HMA High School Achievement Awards acknowledge and encourage the talents of outstanding young musicians of secondary school age. We will consider nominees in Grades nine to twelve, ages fourteen to nineteen, who work in the classical style. Please familiarize yourself with the instructions, application, and teacher information. A list of past winners is HERE.
The Arthur W. Foote Prize is awarded to performer(s) of the highest musical caliber of university or conservatory level who are about to launch professional music careers. The Foote Prize Committee considers candidates nominated by music faculty at an east coast university or conservatory for the $5,000 prize. The application is available HERE.