The Peabody Post

Puts wins Pulitzer Prize

Kevin PutsComposition faculty member Kevin Puts has been named the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for music. Puts won for his work Silent Night, an opera in two acts with libretto by Mark Campbell, “a stirring opera that recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and Germans during World War I, displaying versatility of style and cutting straight to the heart.”

“Kevin Puts joins a distinguished company of Pulitzer Prize winners, including Aaron Copland in 1945 for Appalachian Spring and Peabody alumnus Dominick Argento in 1975 for From the Diary of Virginia Woolf,” said Jeffrey Sharkey, director of the Peabody Institute. “We are all delighted with this latest addition to the remarkable history of Peabody’s Composition Department, where Pulitzer winner Elliott Carter and many other leading composers have taught. That Kevin and his faculty colleagues are continuing this tradition of creative excellence is a source of great pride.”

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