Cintas Foundation. May 2008.The Board of Directors of the Cintas Foundation announced Armando Bayolo as the winner of the 2008 Cintas Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition. The 2008 jury for this award included Fred Lerdahl, professor of musical composition at Columbia University in New York; Eduardo Maturet, chairman, conductor and music director of the Miami Symphony Orchestra; and Ned Sublette, renowned composer and musician.
Brandon Fradd, managing director of Apollo Medical Partners, generously funded the endowment for the fellowship in music composition, which is now an annual fellowship. Since 1963, the Cintas Foundation has awarded more than 300 fellowships to artists of Cuban lineage who reside outside of Cuba.
The award has been granted to many artists who have gone on to play an influential role in the development of their disciplines. Past music fellows include Sergio Barroso, Mario Bauza (known as the father of AfroCuban jazz), José Bernardo, Aldo Rafael Forte, Julián Orbón, Tania León and Orlando Jacinto García.
The Selection Program is administered by the Cintas Foundation Board and the Cintas Fellows Program at The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.
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