Composer award

As the recipient of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers, Regents Professor Cindy McTee receives a $10,000 cash award and will compose an original orchestral work to be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin next June. 

McTee was chosen from about 50 applicants from Austria, China, Japan, Korea and the United States. The award, given annually to one living woman composer, was named for Lebenbom, a composer, poet, artist, teacher and lecturer who died in 2002.