Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program begin in 1926 with an inaugural class of 15 Fellows. Currently, approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.

Unless otherwise noted, the NEC Guggenheim Fellows listed below were awarded in the category "Creative Arts/Music Composition." In its early days, the Guggenheim Foundation sometimes granted second Fellowships or renewals, as indicated with an asterisk (*). This practice has been discontinued.

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NEC's Guggenheim Fellows

2013
Kati Agócs
Mathew Rosenblum '78, '79 M.M.

2011
David Fiuczynski '89, '08 M.M.

2009
Lei Liang '96, '98 M.M.
Ingrid Monson '82 (African Studies)

2008
Miguel Zenón

2007
Don Byron '84

2005
Marilyn Crispell '68
Dave Douglas '83

2004
Marty Ehrlich '77

2003
Fred Hersch '77

1997
Donal Fox '78

1989
Richard Danielpour '80

1988
Michael Gandolfi '79, '81 M.M.
Scott Wheeler '78 M.M.

1985
Lee Hyla '75

1983
Steve Lacy
Thomas Oboe Lee '74 M.M., '76 M.M.

1982
Ran Blake

1981
Larry Bell

1978
John Heiss

1975
Arthur Berger

1973
Cecil Taylor '51 DP (Music Research)

1971
Robert Selig *

1969
George Russell

1968
Robert Cogan
Jimmy Giuffre

1967
Donald Martino

1966
Donald Harris

1963
Billy Jim Layton '48

1962
Gunther Schuller
John Vincent '26

1959
Halim El-Dabh '53, '07 hon. D.M.
Claude Victor Palisca '47 (Music Research)

1954
Paul Henry Lang '51 (Music Research)

1953
Alan Hovhaness '36

1934
William Grant Still '25

1929
Quincy Porter *

1927
Carl McKinley *

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