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May 25, 2021

The Mass Cultural Council has chosen Caitlin McCarthy and Shrish Korde, both of Worcester, among Massachusetts artists who will each receive $15,000 2021 Artist Fellowship Awards.

The awards are for "exceptional work in the disciplines of Crafts, Dramatic Writing, Film & Video, Music Composition, Photography, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres."

Korde is a composer and professor at the College of the Holy Cross who was awarded his Mass Cultural Council artist fellowship for Music Composition. He is celebrated for "integrating and synthesizing music of diverse cultures into breathtaking works of complex expressive layers." His works have been performed by orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, The New Zealand Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, the National Polish Radio Orchestra; and ensembles such as The Boston Musica Viva, Da Capo Chamber Players, The Ensemble Modern and others.


Since its inception in 1975, the Artist Fellowships Program has recognized and fostered the vital creative work of hundreds of exceptional individual artists.

Over the years, many artists of national and international prominence have received support from the Artist Fellowships, including:

  • Shirish Korde ('78, '01, '07, '11. '21), composer

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January 10 and 11, 2019 at 7:30pm Studio 2 @ N.E.W. 810 SE Belmont St.

Indian music and dance intersect with the West in this stunning performance of works by composers Asha Srinivasan and Nina Shekhar, featuring original choreography and contemporary Bharatanatyam dance by Portland’s Creative Laureate Subashini Ganesan.

Featuring Shirish Korde's Anusvara.

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