President Bush and Laura Bush with William Bolcolm and Joan Morris in the Oval Office

2006 National Medal of Arts recipient and composer William Bolcom accepts his award from President and Mrs. Laura Bush in an Oval Office ceremony on November 9, 2006. He is accompanied by his wife Joan Morris. Mr. Bolcom's citation reads, "From opera to ragtime to rock, his imaginative arrangement have moved countless individuals and left a lasting imprint on the world of music." White House photo by Paul Morse.