Joe Clark was the 2011 DePaul Awardee of the Edes Foundation Prize.
He is an active composer and arranger, and has been on the faculty of DePaul University since 2012 and Northwestern University since 2014.
Joe is an arranger for The Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, writing for the Once Upon a Symphony and Orchestra Explorers programs. Clark’s music has been performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Rene Fleming, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Marquis Hill, Kurt Elling, Phil Woods, Ira Sullivan, Julia Bentley, the Chicago Brass Quintet, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band, the Tom Matta Big Band, the New Standard Jazz Orchestra, Chicago Q Ensemble, V3NTO, the Spektral Quartet, players from the Grant Park Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic, and ensembles at DePaul University, University of Cincinnati CCM, Truman State University, University of Illinois Chicago, and others.
His horn arrangements can be heard on many albums, including Kanye West and Malik Yusef’s “G.O.O.D. Morning G.O.O.D. Night”. His awards include multiple Luminarts Awards, the Kleinman Composition Award, a DownBeat Student Music Award, and the Claire and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists. Joe is also in demand as a producer for recording sessions in a variety of styles.
Additionally, Joe Clark is a trumpeter and bandleader with two recordings as a leader: “Lush” (2013) on Jazzed Media Records and “The C.O.W.L. Sessions” (2014) on Sparks & Shadows.”
Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman was the 2011 University of Chicago Awardee of the Edes Foundation Prize.
Jacob writes and direct movies. Short films, a couple features, music videos, animation, and documentaries. He recently directed a few music videos in my hometown of Detroit that he’s pretty proud of. One of them (Waves) was put in the “Top 10 Music Videos of 2014” list in Detroit Music Mag. He won an Emmy in 2014 for directing a series of short documentaries.
Jacob used the Edes Award to direct and edit a feature documentary called Detroit Threat Management about a for-profit urban paramilitary squadron. He’s the director/editor/co-creator of a music webseries called Far Off Sounds that chronicles unique musical subcultures and artists around the world. As of 2015, he was living for the month in Accra, Ghana, shooting a documentary about underwater logging in the world’s largest underwater forest.
Cameron Crawford was the 2011 Northwestern University Awardee of the Edes Foundation Prize.
He lives and works in New York. His writing has been included in Blast Counterblast (Mercer Union/WhiteWalls), Manual for Treason for the 2011 Sharjah Biennial, and the 2012 Whitney Biennial catalogue. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and institutions throughout the United States, including the 2012 Whitney Biennial.
Sarah Sohn was the 2011 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Awardee for the Edes Foundation Prize.
Sarah holds an M.F.A. in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois and a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In 2011, she was awarded a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Ms. Sohn’s paintings have been included in numerous group shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Her museum shows include the Provincetown Art Association Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.