John Brown serves on jury for 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music

Monday, May 13, 2019
Brown was one of a panel of four jurors who selected composer Ellen Reid's "p r i s m" (with libretto by Roxie Perkins) as the winning work.
John Brown

In addition to Reid's p r i s m, the other two finalists were Still, by James Romig and Sustain, by Andrew Norman.  Read the full description at

John Brown is Director of the Jazz Program and Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University. The other distinguished jurors on the committee for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music were Scott Cantrell (Classical music critic, Dallas, TX), David Harrington (Artistic Director/Violinist, Kronos Quartet), and Raymond J. Lustig (Composer and instructor of composition, The Juilliard School).

Brown said, "I am honored to have been selected again, and I congratulate all who submitted music for consideration on their commitment to the craft, and their decision to create music and make it available for the world to experience.... I was in the company of stellar individuals who are superb colleagues and outstanding human beings. Serving alongside Scott Cantrell, David Harrington and Ray Lustig was simply a joy."