The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded Huck Hodge, assistant professor of Composition, the 2012 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, bestowed on mid-career composers of exceptional gifts.
Hodge is one of 18 recipients nationwide of awards in music totaling $190,000 that will be presented in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. The Academy awards two Lieberson Fellowships annually. Composer Edmund Campion of the University of California, Berkeley, is the second awardee for 2012.
An honor society of 250 architects, composers, artists, and writers, the New-York based Academy aims to foster and sustain interest in literature, music, and the fine arts by identifying and encouraging individual artists. Candidates for music awards are nominated by the members of the Academy, with winners selected by a committee of Academy members: Ezra Laderman, David Del Tredici, John Harbison, Fred Lerdahl, Tania Leon, Bernard Rands, Gunther Schuller, and Steven Stucky.
Hodge joined the School of Music faculty in 2008 and has since earned a series of prestigious honors, including a 2011 Rome Prize, the 2008 Gaudeamus Prize, and the 2009 Aaron Copland Award from the Bogliasco Foundation.
The Goddard Lieberson fellowships, which each include a $15,000 cash award, were endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation in honor of the late president of CBS Records.