NYU’s Julia Wolfe Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

wolfeJulia Wolfe, an assistant professor of music composition in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Wolfe was honored for her composition “Anthracite Fields,” a 45-minute multimedia presentation about the plight of coal miners in Pennsylvania. The composition was performed for the first time in April 2014 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.

Wolfe has been a member of the faculty at the Steinhardt School since 2009. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a master’s degree in music composition from the Yale School of Music.

Below is a video about the project. You can listen to part of the composition here.

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