RICHARD FESTINGER - GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS
Recipient of a commission from the Serge Koussevitzky Foundation in the Library of Congress for a new work for the Afiara String Quartet, 2014.
Recipient of a commission from the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music for the composition of LOVE WANDERS THERE for the Vox n Plux ensemble, 2013.
Recipient of a recording grant from the Alice M. Ditson Fund, for recording THE COMING OF AGE, 2012.
Recipient of a grant from the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, for recording THE COMING OF AGE, 2012.
Named Artistic Director of the Morrison Artists Chamber Music Series in San Francisco, 2011.
Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Access to Artistic Excellence grant for recording THE COMING OF AGE, 2011.
Composer in Residence, Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, California, November 2009.
Recipient of a MetLife Creative Connections Grant in support of Autumn 2009 tour of LE PIANISTE with pianist Marilyn Nonken.
Recipient of an Argosy Foundation Grant in support of the composition and recording of LE PIANISTE, a multimovement piano work for Marilyn Nonken
based on works by the visionary Chilean painter Roberto Matta.
American Music Center CAP Grant to support premiere performances of EQUINOX, for clarinet and chamber orchestra by
the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, 2008.
Recipient of an American Composers Forum Subito Grant in support of the recording of THE WAY THINGS GO for flute and piano, 2008.
Recipient of a Ross McKee Foundation grant in support of the composition and performance of Le Pianiste (to be premiered in spring of 2009), 2008.
Recipient of a MetLife Creative Connections grant through Meet the Composer in support of the premiere performance of INSECT VOICES, 2007.
American Music Center CAP Grant to support premiere performances of Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments by Network for New Music, 2007.
Recipient of a recording grant from the Alice M. Ditson Fund at Columbia University for New Millennium recording project, 2007.
Commissioning grant from the Pew Charitable Trust for CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND NINE INSTRUMENTS for Network for New Music in Philadelphia, 2006.
Recipient of a recording grant from the Argossy Foundation for New Millennium recording project, 2005.
Recipient of a faculty research grant for recording from San Francisco State Univ. 2005.
Recipient of the 2005 Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
2004 Joint Aaron Copland House and Hoff-Bartelson Music School commission for A MACHINE FOR INTERPRETING DREAMS.
Commissioning award from the Paul Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, 2002, for a new work for the Cygnus Ensemble of New York.
Mary Flagler Cary Trust commission for the composition of a new work for soprano and chamber ensemble for
the Guggenheim Works and Process serires, 2001.
Barlow Foundation commission for the composition of a percussion duo for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, 1999.
Alice M. Ditson Fund grant to support post production of a compact disk recording of recent chamber music for the CRI label, 1998.
Composer in Residence, Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, 1997.
Commisioning Grant from the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, 1997, for a new work for the Laurel Trio.
Commissioning grant from the Paul Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, 1995, for a new work for the New Millennium Ensemble.
Winner of the 1995 Boston Chamber Ensemble competition for VIOLUMINESCENCE, for violin and chamber orchestra, 1995.
Second Prize, Music Teachers National Association Annual Composers Competition for TWINNING, for violin and piano, 1994.
National Endowment for the Arts Recording Grant, 1994.
June in Buffalo Festival Participant, 1994.
Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Grant, 1994.
Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1993.
Wellesley Composers Conference Fellow, 1993.
Meet the Composer Grants, 1991 and 1984.
Jerome Foundation Commissioning Grant, 1990.
Edward MacDowell Colony Norlin/MacDowell Fellow, 1982
Margaret Jory Copying Assistance Grant from the American Music Center, 1982.
Prometheus Orchestra Composition Competition winner for Piano Concerto, 1982.
Roslyn Schneider Eisner Award for Creative Achievement, 1982.
Nicolo di Lorenzo Prize in Musical Composition, First Prize, 1981.
George Ladd Grand Prix de Paris for Musical Composition, 1978-1980
Alfred Hertz Memorial Fellowship, 1977.
University of California Regents' Fellowship, 1976.