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Jennifer Higdon is the 2010 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in music for her Violin Concerto composed for Hilary Hahn. It was commissioned by The Indianapolis Symphony, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and The Curtis Institute of Music. Ms. Higdon is one of the most performed living American composers and won the 2010 GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her Percussion Concerto. She is entirely self-published under the title Lawdon Press.

Edit: Read Higdon’s reflections on winning the Pulitzer here.

Daniel Gilliam is weekday afternoon host (1-5pm) and program director at 90.5 WUOL, and director of radio for Louisville Public Media. Daniel Gilliam, program director, afternoon host 1-5p (director of radio, Louisville Public Media) has a multi-faceted role at Louisville Public Media, overseeing 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville, audience metrics, and behind-the-scenes production work at Louisville Public Media. From 2010-2012 he was program director of Classical Minnesota Public Radio. He hosted and produced the award-winning series African American Voices, he’s the host for Louisville Orchestra concert talks, and a composer.