Degrees, Grants and Awards

2011

Awards for Graduate Michael O’Toole and Undergraduate Kirsten Paige

March 28, 2011

Dear friends: I’m very happy to announce two wonderful new prizes for students in the Department. Graduate ethnomusicology student Michael O’Toole has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year to complete writing of his dissertation “The Sounds and Silences of Multiculturalism in the New Berlin.” This prestigious fellowship […]

Degrees Conferred, 2010-11

October 12, 2011

Rumya Putcha, “Revisiting the Classical: A Critical History of Kuchipudi Dance,” defended September 1, 2011 Mark Yeary, “Virtual Pitch and the Perception of Harmony,” defended August 2, 2011 Luis-Manuel Garcia, “Can You Feel It, Too?”: Intimacy and Affect at Electronic Dance Music Events in Paris, Chicago, and Berlin,” defended July 19, 2011 Gary DeSorbo, “Disclosure,” […]

Department Awards and Prizes, 2010-11

October 12, 2011

Cathy Heifetz Memorial Award: Cesar Favila   David L. Fulton Prize for Orchestral Excellence (strings): Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge Peishan Fan Frank Tian Wen   Ellis Bonoff Kohs Award for Orchestral Excellence (woodwind, brass, percussion): Elena Guobyte Alex Moss Warburton   Leonard B. Meyer Prize for Musical Excellence (bachelor’s thesis): Shridar Mani Kirsten Sarah Paige   […]

Fellowships, 2010-11

October 12, 2011

STUDENTS Andrew Westerhaus received a Provost’s Dissertation Year Fellowship. Jim Sykes received a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship to Kings College, University of London to work on a European Research Council project called “Musical Transitions under European Colonialism in the Indian Ocean.” He also successfully defended his dissertation, “Modern Transformation of the Musical Gift: Sound, Buddhism, […]

Other Awards, 2010-11

October 12, 2011

STUDENTS Shawn Allison received an Encore grant from the American Composers Forum for the Cadillac Ensemble (of New York City) to perform his work, Towards the Flame, which received an honorable mention at the Red Note New Music Festival Composition. He was also named the 2011 Max Jankowski Young Artist at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation […]

2010

Cathy Heifetz Memorial Award 2010

October 21, 2010

The Cathy Heifetz Memorial Award was established to commemorate the life and honor the memory of Cathy Heifetz (1949-1976), who came to The University of Chicago in 1973 as a student in the Department of Music. The Memorial’s first endowment created an annual award to honor a student in the Department of Music whose associations […]

Degrees Conferred, 2009-10

October 21, 2010

John Fiore, “The Canzonetta Spirituale and Related Forms, 1571-1599,” defended October 12, 2009 David Gordon, “Quasi Sinfonia,” defended November 11, 2009 David Bashwiner, “Musical Emotion: Toward a Biologically Grounded Theory,” defended May 5, 2010 Richard Plotkin, “Transforming Transformational Analysis: Applications of Filtered Point-Symmerty,” defended May 6, 2010 Simon Fink, “Songs of October,” defended May 19, […]

Performance Program Awards 2009-10

October 21, 2010

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 […]

2009

Cathy Heifetz Memorial Award

October 12, 2009

The Cathy Heifetz Memorial Award was established to commemorate the life and honor the memory of Cathy Heifetz (1949-1976), who came to The University of Chicago in 1973 as a student in the Department of Music. The Memorial’s first endowment created an annual award to honor a student in the Department of Music whose associations […]

Degrees Conferred 2008-09

October 19, 2009

Six students earned their doctoral degrees this year: Nathan Bakkum, “Don’t Push, Don’t Pull: Jazz Rhythm Section Interaction and Musical Change,” defended July 16, 2009 Miguel Ramirez, “Analytic Approaches to the Music of Anton Bruckner: Chromatic Third-Relations in Selected Late Compositions,” defended May 6, 2009 Aileen Dillane, “Sound Tracts, Songlines, and Soft Repertoires: Irish Music […]

Graduate Fellowship Awards

October 19, 2009

A number of students have received fellowships which will provide them with support in the final stages of writing their dissertations: Simon Fink, Erika Honisch, and Mark Yeary were each awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—University of Chicago Dissertation-Year Fellowship. Erika’s fellowship will be combined with the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship she received from the […]

Performance Program Awards

October 15, 2009

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 […]