This year, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 171 exceptional individuals. Chosen from a rigorous application and peer review process out of almost 2,500 applicants. Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
We’re proud to share the news that two Department of Music alumni, Eun Young Lee (PhD 2011) and Timothy Page (PhD 2018) have received 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships! Read more about Eun Young and Timothy below. See the full list of fellowship recipients on the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website.
Eun Young Lee - PhD 2011
Eun Young Lee earned a PhD from the University of Chicago in 2011, where her teachers included Shulamit Ran, Jan Radzynski, Bernard Rands, (composition) and Howard Sandroff and Kotoka Suzuki (computer music).
Her works have been commissioned by many ensembles, including Eighth Blackbird, Antico Moderno, the New York New Music Ensemble, Pacifica Quartet, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Diablo Symphony, Dinosaur Annex, Gemini Ensemble, ECCE, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, dissonArt ensemble, ensemble mise-en, Black House New Operas Project, Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and Radius Ensemble.
Her music has received a number of awards, including first prize at the Tsang-Houei Hsu International Music Composition Competition in Taiwan (2006), the Max DiJulio Prize (2008), placement in the League of Composers Competition (2013) and APNM Composition Competition (2013), and the first regional award in the SCI/ASCAP student composition commission (2006, 2009, 2010).
Her passion for music started at a young age and has spent her life creating diverse music. Lee says, "Music should exist for people! This is also my belief and one of the reasons that I am also very much interested in collaborating with other artistic genres: dance, literature, fine art, film, and multi-media."
Timothy Page - PhD 2018
Timothy Page is Chicago-born composer, musician, and performance artist who creates works revolving around play with style and context, body, physical materials, and space. Page holds degrees from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, where he established himself as a composer and studied with Veli-Matti Puumala, and the University of Chicago, where he completed his PhD with mentors Augusta Read Thomas and Anthony Cheung. In 2019 he was appointed Lecturer in Music and Digital Arts at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Page is a founder and co-director of Dayjob Collective – a Helsinki-based interdisciplinary ensemble investigating meeting points between contemporary music and performance art. His works have been performed around the globe by ensembles such as Ensemble Dal Niente (US), Third Coast Percussion (US), Eighth Blackbird (US), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FI), Avanti! (FI), Uusinta (FI), Defunensemble (FI), Dayjob Collective (FI), S.E.M. Ensemble (US/CZ), Caput (IS), and Cikada (NO).