Charles Coe composed a poem for the occasion of his Arion Award in June, 2017.  To read "Arion's Song," click here.

Arion Awards

In 1990, the Society established the Arion Award to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to musical culture. It is named after the Greek mythical figure Arion, who was tossed into the sea by robbers but rescued and carried to safety by dolphins charmed by his music.   See sidebar.

Since its inauguration, the recipients of the Arion Award have included: