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President Donald Trump nominated Daniel Asia, a professor in the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, to serve a six-year term as a member of the National Council of the Arts.

Asia joined the University of Arizona in 1988 and currently serves as a professor of composition and head of the Music Composition program. He is founder and director of the university’s American Culture and Ideas Initiative, which celebrates the impact of fine arts in American culture.

Asia received an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2010. His numerous honors include a United Kingdom Fulbright award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.