BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate composer Joan Tower for receiving the Gold Baton from the League of American Orchestras at the Closing Plenary of the League’s 74th National Conference in Nashville, on Wednesday. As the organization’s highest honor, the Gold Baton recognizes individuals whose dedication and pivotal contributions to the cause of orchestras and American symphonic music are unparalleled. As one of the most significant American composers working today, Tower is wholly indicative of what this accolade represents.
Over the course of a five-decade career, Tower has been a tireless creative force as a composer, performer, conductor and an educator, with numerous GRAMMY awards to her credit. As a devout champion of new symphonic music and a role model for aspiring female composers, she has seen her work commissioned by major ensembles, soloists and orchestras the world over. While currently celebrating her 80th birthday, Tower remains active with a full itinerary of concerts and events.
Please join us in congratulating Joan Tower for this monumental and well-deserved achievement.