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McArthur Prize to bassist

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Don Higdon, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    My teacher mentioned hearing something on the radio about a young bassist being awarded the McArthur Prize. Does anyone know anything about this?
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
  3. uptonbass

    uptonbass Proprietor, Upton Bass String Instrument Co.

    Oct 8, 2002
    Mystic CT
    Founder UptonBass.com
    Below, from the 2xbasslist regarding Edgar Meyer and the MacArthur Foundation award:

    "Great news for the bass playing community. Edgar Meyer was just named as a Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation. This gives him a no-strings attached grant of $500,000, payable in quarterly installments over five years. Wow." 9/25/02
  4. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    Thanks, Ray and Gary, for not loudly pointing out that I mispelled MacArthur. However, there IS such a thing as the McArthur Prize, also known as the "genius award". I'm not likely to be a contender for either one, unless modesty and sincerity count.
  5. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Edgar Meyer is the man, a true prodigy. You should check out any of his stuff, especially with Bela Fleck....

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