American Eagle Awards

American Eagle Awards

 

Each year the Council presents its annual Leadership in Music Symposium, bringing together some of the nation's most respected creators, legislators, educators, and music industry professionals to discuss issues of import to the music community and the country as a whole. The symposium is followed by the Council's annual American Eagle Awards to honor individuals and institutions who have made comprehensive contributions to musical life in America.

Previous American Eagle Award Recipients:

1982-2011

1982: Yehudi Menuin and Jule Styne
1983: Van Cliburn and Benny Goodman
1984: Virgil Thomson and Lionel Hampton
1985: George Wein (Kool Jazz Festival) and Otto Luening
1986: Morton Gould and Dizzy Gillespie
1987: Odetta and Carnegie Hall (Isaac Stern)
1988: Betty Allen and Dave Brubeck
1989: William Schuman and Blue Note Records (Bruce Lundvall, President)
1990: Rise Stevens and Billy Taylor
1991: Marian Anderson and Peter Schickele
1992: Elliott Carter and Max Roach
1993: Lena Horne and Roberta Peters
1994: Richard Riley and Jim Chapin
1995: Dorothy DeLay and Lee Eliot Berk
1996: Betty Carter, Bob McGrath and Shari Lewis
1997: Phil Ramone, The Oak Ridge Boys
1998: The Marsalis Family, John Sykes, Texaco, Inc. (Corporate Award)
1999: Roy Clark and Clark Terry, American Express (Corporate Award)
2000: Schuyler Chapin, Roberta Guaspari, And Leonard Slatkin
2001: John Corigliano, Michael Kamen, and Marian McPartland
2002: Margaret Whiting, Dawn Upshaw; United Service Organizations (USO)
2003: Richie Havens, William Warfield, The Waverly Consort
2004: Hal David, Frances W. Preston, Metlife Foundation
2005: Stephen Sondheim, Sesame Workshop, Congressman John Conyers Jr., Senator Orrin Hatch
2006: Richard Adler, Barbara Cook, Ervin M. Drake, Henry Juszkiewicz
2007: Clive Davis, Sheldon Harnick, VH1 Save the Music Foundation
2008: Lorin Maazel and Tom Chapin
2009: Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones,  The Hard Rock Cafe
2010: Kenny Rogers, Suzanne Vega, Ann Ruckert, John Mahlmann, Musical Instrument Museum

2011:

2012:

PaquitoD'Rivera, Nile Rodgers, Peter Yarrow, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Theodore Bickel, Judy Collins, Paul Schaffer, Sonny Fox (Golden Eagle Award), Cracker Barrel Country Store

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