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Accolades & Honors

Amy Williams will be honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Williams sits on a bench

Amy Williams, professor in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music, is among four composers to receive a 2024 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (AAAL).

The $10,000 prize acknowledges artists who have arrived at their own voice. Williams will also receive an additional $10,000 grant to fund a recording of her work, which will also be presented during a spring concert at the AAAL library.

A new music composer, Williams often writes specialized pieces, with a specific performer’s abilities in mind. She is also an active chamber musician and a member of the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, an ensemble dedicated to performing challenging and under-performed repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Photo by Rob Davidson