Newsbits: Oliveros / Parkins / Shipp / Peterson

Pauline Oliveros has won the $50,000 John Cage Award.

Andrea Parkins and the Iris Quartet appear Friday in Pittsburgh.

The Matthew Shipp Trio plays New York’s Jazz Standard February 28 and 29.

Chamber Music America is pleased to announce the following spring grant opportunities: New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development offers support for the creation and performance of new chamber works by U.S. jazz ensembles. This program also funds activities that extend the life of the work and encourages the development of career-related business skills. Deadline: March 9, 2012. Classical Commissioning provides support to U.S. ensembles and presenters for commissions of new chamber works. Grants are made for commissioning fees, copying costs and ensemble rehearsal honoraria. Compositions must be written for small ensembles (2 to 10 musicians) performing one to a part, and may represent a diverse musical spectrum, including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics. Deadline: April 6, 2012.

An interview with Joel Peterson is available. Joel is key in bringing creative music to Detroit.