Greenlee awarded MacColl Johnson Fellowship
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $25,000 fellowships to three local composers. The fellowships, considered among the largest no-strings-attached awards in the country, can be used for professional development, creating new work or exploring new techniques and directions. The fellowships are awarded through the MacColl Johnson Fellowship
Shawn Greenlee (Assistant Professor, Foundation Studies) plans to use his fellowship to travel to South Korea to compose music for traditional Korean instruments, including the 12-string gayageum and a stone chime. He is researching ways to combine the sounds of centuries-old instruments with new technologies.