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The UCLA Music Library(opens in a new tab), which provides access to one of the largest academic music collections in North America and is one of 12 UCLA Library locations, has announced the 2024 Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music(opens in a new tab) grantees. Nine faculty and student music projects have been selected and awarded between $1,500 and $5,000 for their potential to advance the field of contemporary music.

Projects include partnerships between musicians and ecologists to capture the sounds of endangered wildlife; concerts highlighting the influence of Chinese music on western classical music; a cantata spotlighting climate change and human-driven involvement; new Jazz performances by six composers; classes by Thai musicians skilled in traditional techniques and more.

Selected projects will be published in the UCLA Music Library’s Contemporary Music Score Collection(opens in a new tab), the first open-access repository of new music published by a library and the largest of its kind in the world. These projects will join the more than 400,000 physical items held by the Music Library, from resources for music research, performance and study spanning all genres of music from ancient times to today.

Full list of projects