Music, Dance, and Theatre groups recipients of national arts medals

3 Academics and a Student Chorus Are Among Recipients of National Medals
Chronicle of Higher Education
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

“…the Fisk Jubilee Singers were among four organizations honored [with National Medals of Arts]. The group, a student chorus at Fisk University, received an arts medal for preserving African-American spirituals.

The Presser Foundation, which provides grants to undergraduate and graduate students of music, also received an arts medal. The other organizations honored were the José Limón Dance Foundation and Ford’s Theatre Society.

The individual winners of the arts medals were the actress Olivia de Havilland; the jazz pianist Hank Jones; Stan Lee, a comic-book writer and former president of Marvel Comics; Jesús Moroles, a sculptor known for monumental works in granite; and the brothers Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman, a songwriting team.”