Gordon Getty receives Centennial Award from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Gordon Getty visited Indiana University to attend an April 12th performance of The White Election, his song cycle on Emily Dickinson’s poetry. The 32-song cycle was performed by four sopranos, graduate and doctoral students at IU’s Jacobs School of Music.

The night before the concert, at a dinner held at the Stone Age Institute, he was surprised to be given the Jacobs School of Music’s Centennial Award. It acknowledges “those who have meaningfully contributed to the advancement of the study, advocacy, performance, accessibility, and support of music as it serves our society and our citizenry.” Abra Bush, Dean of the Jacobs School of Music, and Melissa Dickson, Assistant Dean for External Affairs, presented the award, which was established in honor of the school's 100th anniversary.

Above, from left to right: pianist Shuichi Umeyama, sopranos Raelee Gold, Sarah Rachel Bacani, Jenna Krieder, and Kathiana Dargenson, composer Gordon Getty.

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