Pulitzer prize for Navajo Nation composerNews
The Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2022 has been awarded to Raven Chacon for his composition for organ and ensemble, Voiceless Mass, premiered last November at Milwaukee’s Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Chacon, 44, is a composer, performer and installation artist from the Navajo Nation.
‘This was my first time writing for a church organ and I wanted to make a statement about the space that this organ is housed in,’ said Chacon. ‘I wanted to think about the church’s role in the forming of the country, particularly as it pertains to Indigenous people.’