Slumgum has won the 2013 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
Established jointly by Chamber Music America and ASCAP, the annual award recognizes U.S.-based professional ensembles for distinctive programming of music composed within the past 25 years. The recipients, chosen by an independent panel of judges, were evaluated on the basis of their programming and innovations in attracting audiences to performances of new music.
“Today’s composers are writing exciting and beautiful music for small ensembles,” said Chamber Music America’s CEO, Margaret M. Lioi. “Innovative presenters and artists in the chamber music community are introducing this music to audiences around the country, and this year we are pleased to recognize eight ensembles and presenters whose accomplishments in this area are particularly inspiring.”