December 10, 2019
For Immediate Release:
Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Daniel Asia, Professor of Music and Composition, to the National Council on the Arts, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring September 3, 2024.
Professor Asia's nomination to a key post in the U.S. government's administration of the arts recognizes his lifelong contribution to the cultural landscape of America. In 2010 he was awarded an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received grants from Meet the Composer, a UK Fulbright award, Guggeneheim Fellowship, DAAD, MacDowell and Tanglewood fellowships, ASCAP and BMI prizes, Copland Fund grants, a Barlow Award, and numerous others. As the founder and director of the American Culture and Ideas Initiative, Daniel Asia has sought, both through his creative output and in his teaching, to bring to light the uplifting and spirit enhancing power of the arts and culture to his students and the American culture in general.
Professor Asia’s nomination has been sent to the United States Senate for confirmation.