Ph.D Candidate Receives Deems Taylor Award

Jorge Arévalo Mateus is a Ph.D candidate in ethnomusicology. (Photo by Intisar Abioto '09)

Jorge Arévalo Mateus, a Ph.D candidate in ethnomusicology, received a 2008 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers Deems Taylor Award on Oct. 20. Mateus was honored for his liner notes for The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949, released by Woody Guthrie Publications.

Mateus and fellow winners will be honored at a special reception at the The Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, N.Y. Dec. 9.

Established in 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing the world’s largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 330,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members.