Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music

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Julia Wolfe (Photo: Peter Serling)

Julia Wolfe has received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her composition Anthracite Fields, just announced at 3:00 pm EST.

Judges described Wolfe’s work as a “powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century.”

Wolfe, born in 1958, is an American composer who graduated from the University of Michigan.

The other finalists in the category were Lei Liang for “Xiaoxiang” and John Zorn for “The Aristos.”

For a video of the announcement, which took place earlier today, click here.