Pulitzer Board Revamps Criteria for Music Prize In an effort to encourage a broader range of entries from American composers, administrators of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize have decided to expand their definition of "serious" music. Since 1943, the Pulitzer Prize for music has been awarded exactly once to either a jazz composition, musical drama or film score. Hear NPR's Steve Inkseep and Pulitzer Prize Administrator Sig Gissler.
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Pulitzer Board Revamps Criteria for Music Prize

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Pulitzer Board Revamps Criteria for Music Prize

Pulitzer Board Revamps Criteria for Music Prize

Pulitzer Board Revamps Criteria for Music Prize

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In an effort to encourage a broader range of entries from American composers, administrators of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize have decided to expand their definition of "serious" music. Since 1943, the Pulitzer Prize for music has been awarded exactly once to either a jazz composition, musical drama or film score. Hear NPR's Steve Inkseep and Pulitzer Prize Administrator Sig Gissler.