Huck Hodge, assistant professor of Composition, has been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim fellowship in the Creative Arts for his achievements in music composition. He is among 181 scholars, artists, and scientists from throughout the United States and Canada to be awarded fellowships this year by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants.
Established by former U.S. Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim in memory of their seventeen-year-old son, the Guggenheim grants have been awarded annually since 1925 to mid-career professionals demonstrating exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The intention of the monetary awards is to help provide fellows with blocks of time to pursue creative projects of their choice.
Hodge was among three UW faculty members to receive 2012 Guggenheim grants. Ellis Goldberg, professor of political science, and Richard Olmstead, professor of biology and curator at the Burke Museum, were also honored.
Since his arrival at the School of Music in 2008, Hodge has garnered an impressive series of prestigious honors, including a 2012 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2011 Rome Prize, the 2008 Gaudeamus Prize, and the 2009 Aaron Copland Award from the Bogliasco Foundation.