Music: Prize Winner

Symphonic composers, like poets, seldom make a living at their profession. But sometimes their symphonies win prizes, and some of these prizes are big enough to keep them in beans for a year or two at a time. Biggest and most coveted prizes are: a Guggenheim Fellowship ($2,500), the Prix de Rome ($2,000), the Joseph H. Beams Prize (two annually: one at $1,200, one at $900), the Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship ($1,500). This year, in honor of its 60th birthday, the St. Louis Symphony added a prize of $1,000 to this list, asked U. S. composers to compete. Nearly 200 responded.

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