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Lloyd Shorter receives Master's Fellowship

Music faculty recognized by Delaware Division of the Arts

Lloyd Shorter, retired assistant professor of music at the University of Delaware, has received the Delaware Division of the Arts’ 2018 Master’s Fellowship, its $10,000 top prize.

This year, the Delaware Division of the Arts recognized 21 artists with awards and honorable mentions, four of whom are musicians. Three of those musicians are faculty in the University’s Department of Music.

In addition to Shorter, Lawrence Stomberg, professor of music, received an Established Professionals Fellowship, carrying an award of $6,000, and Isai Jess Muñoz, assistant professor of voice and opera, received an honorable mention.

Lloyd Shorter
Lloyd Shorter

Shorter, who plays English horn, oboe and oboe d’amore, spent 34 years as assistant professor of oboe at UD, was the director for the Governor’s School Music Program and a member of the Del Arte Woodwind Quintet. This season marks his 45th with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He is also a performer and co-artistic director of the Relâche Ensemble, an eight-member contemporary music ensemble based in Philadelphia. With Relâche, he has recorded or performed new works, toured nationally and internationally, and collaborated with numerous composers including Philip Glass. He continues to teach privately and explore new music with a special interest in technology.

The Masters Fellowship is open to differing artistic disciplines each year. In addition to exemplifying high artistic quality, Masters Fellowship applicants must demonstrate their involvement and commitment to the arts in Delaware.

“Individual Artist Fellowship grants provide the recognition and exposure that artists need to successfully promote their work,” said Paul Weagraff, director of Delaware Division of the Arts.  “The financial award allows them to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs to advance their careers.”

The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278.

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