The International Florence Price Festival has announced the 6 artists and leaders who have been named the inaugural winners of the the 2020 Florence Price Award.

The winners were chosen by the Festival’s Board of Creative Directors and selected based on their outstanding service to the music and legacy of American composer Florence Price.

The winners are:

Performance: Lara Downes
Scholarship: Dr. Rae Linda Brown
Emerging Scholarship: Dr. Samantha Ege
Advocacy: Dr. Louise Toppin
Composition: Dr. Nkeiru Okoye
Leadership: Michelle Obama

Learn more about this new award and each of the recipients.