Performance Program Awards 2009-10

Ellis Bohnoff Kohs Award for Orchestral Excellence

Established in 2003, the Ellis Bonoff Kohs Award for Orchestral Excellence is presented to the outstanding undergraduate or graduate student(s) in the University Symphony Orchestra who is a member of the woodwind, brass, or percussion section. It is awarded each year to a University of Chicago student who has been a member of the USO for at least one full season, and who has consistently demonstrated the highest level of musical accomplishment on his/her instrument, as well as extraordinary commitment to the Orchestra during that tenure. The recipient of the 2010 award is Hanna McKeown.

The David L. Fulton Prize for Orchestral Excellence

Established in 1998, the David L. Fulton Prize for Orchestral Excellence is presented to the outstanding undergraduate or graduate student stringed-instrument player(s) in the University Symphony Orchestra. It is awarded each year to a University of Chicago student who has been a member of the University Symphony for at least one full season, and who has consistently demonstrated the highest level of musical accomplishment on his/her instrument, as well as extraordinary commitment to the Orchestra, during that tenure. The recipients of the 2010 award are Alec Gross and Stephanie Selover.

Awards for Choral Excellence

These special prizes are awarded each year to University of Chicago students who have been members of one or more of the choral ensembles for at least two full seasons. The purpose of the awards is twofold: first, to recognize outstanding leadership and dedication to a particular ensemble and, second, to recognize outstanding vocal talent. The recipients of these awards demonstrate both of these traits, and are encouraged to use the award to further their pursuit of choral and vocal opportunities. The recipient of the 2010 award is Christine Buras.

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