CAG Alumni ensemble eighth blackbird announced as MacArthur Award winners

Fresh from their fourth Grammy win earlier this week, CAG alumni ensemble eighth blackbird have been announced as 2016 MacArthur Award winners for Creative and Effective Institutions.

The ensemble (1998 CAG Competition winners) picked up their 2016 Grammy for Best Small Ensemble/Chamber Music Performance for Filament on February 15 and announced their MacArthur Award this week, for which they will receive a $400,000 grant for capacity building and sustainability.

CAG wishes eighth blackbird a big congratulations, and we can’t wait to see what you do next!

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