New York, NY (PressExposure) July 15, 2011 -- Miami Dade College (MDC) and the CINTAS Foundation, the new home of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, announce the start of the annual competition for the 2011 Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition administered by the Foundation and the CINTAS Fellowship Program at MDC.
There will be a variety of events at MDC National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower in October highlighting the work of the CINTAS finalists in the three disciplines: music, visual art and creative writing. Hortensia E. Sampedro, president of the CINTAS Foundation, announced that the winner of this fellowship will be awarded $10,000 and the opportunity to pursue a music composition project outlined in their applications. Winners will be announced in October/November 2011.
The only one of its kind in the nation, the CINTAS Fellowship Program has honored more than 300 artists since it was established in 1963. Past music fellows include Sergio Barroso, Armando Bayolo, Mario Bauza (known as the father of Afro-Cuban jazz), José Bernardo, Aldo Rafael Forte, Julián Orbon, Tania León and Orlando Jacinto Garcia. Last year's winner was Fabian Almazan, and Yalil Guerra was the runner up.
The CINTAS Foundation awards fellowships annually to creative artists of Cuban lineage who reside outside of Cuba. Competition details and all program requirements and application forms are posted on the CINTAS Foundation web site at http://www.cintasfoundation.org. Applicants for the music fellowship must submit original musical compositions and recordings of their work by August 29, 2011.
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Name: Jessica Lynn Brodsky
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