Mika Pelo Receives a Guggenheim Fellowship
April 5, 2018
UC Davis Associate Professor of Music and Swedish composer Mika Pelo has received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. Awards for artists, scientists, and scholars were “appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, and the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s ninety-fourth competition.” Mika writes music for soloists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras, with or without electronics. He holds a doctorate in composition from Columbia, and his principal composition teachers include Tristan Murail and Bent Sørensen.