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Student and Alumna Win NYFA Grants

A current student and an alumna of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions have been awarded grants by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Angélica Negrón, a graduate of our master’s program in Music Composition, and Joshua Henderson, a violinist studying for a PhD in Music Performance, have received the award in the Music and Sound category.

The Artists’ Fellowship Program is a selective grant program; only 98 artists (including five collaborations) won out of 2,669 applicants. According to the NYFA's Executive Director, Michael L. Royce, the awards reflect the organization's mission "to support artists during all walks of life and encourage them in their creative careers to concentrate on what they do best: create art and inspire all of us in the process." Negrón and Warp Trio, the eclectic ensemble music group of which Henderson is a member, received unrestricted cash grants of $7,000. The Artists’ Fellowship Program receives its funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, and individual donors.