BW Composer in Residence Wins Prestigious Arts Fellowship

December 16, 2013

BW Composer in Residence and alumnus, Clint Needham '04 is among 20 writers, dancers, musicians, performers or playwrights in Cuyahoga County to win the prestigious Community Partnership for Arts & Culture (CPAC) Creative Workforce Fellowship for 2014.

According to a CPAC news release, the Creative Workforce Fellowship program annually recognizes "the leading lights of the region’s artistic community." Tom Schorgl, president and CEO of the Community Partnership, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “It’s one of the more substantive fellowship awards in the United States.” 

Neeham will use the $20,000 fellowship to develop a new, large-scale composition for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and Verb Ballets for the spring of 2015.

Earlier this year, Needham talked with Cool Clevelandabout the growing BW Conservatory of Music Composition program, in advance of BW's FOCUS Festival of Contemporary Music.