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Melissa Smey Awarded Robert D. Bielecki Foundation Grant

The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation—which provides financial grants, awards and donations to emerging, under-recognized, and deserving artists and organizations across the United States and internationally—has chosen Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey as a 2020 grant recipient.

"Under Ms. Smey’s leadership, Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits at Columbia University has set the gold standard for presenting organizations internationally. The Foundation applauds her programming diversity, focus on the critical intersection between composers and performers, illuminating interviews, listener friendly educational components and commitment to expanding the audience for creative music."

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