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 and was accepted into New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice.
Marcelle Pierson received a UChicago Arts grant from the Student Fine Arts Fund to record a composition of hers.
Mary Caldwell received the M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet travel grant from the American Musicological Society for research related to her dissertation, “Singing, Dancing, and Rejoicing in the Round: Latin Sacred Songs with Refrains in Musical, Ritual, and Liturgical Perspective, circa 1000-1582.”
Dan Wang received a François Furet Travel Grant from the Chicago Center in Paris for research in Summer, 2011.
Francisco Castillo-Trigueros received an honorable mention in the 2011 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards for his work, Prisma, for Solo Oboe and Intercultural Ensemble. The work was written in the summer of 2009 at the Atlas Academy in Amsterdam, which Francisco attended on a departmental summer stipend. He a 2011 BMI Student Composer Award
Andrew Mall received the Lise Waxer Prize for Best Student Paper for his work, “Lost in the Sound of Separation: Mainstreams and Alternatives at a Christian Rock Festival,” presented at the 2009 SEM meeting in Mexico City.
Augusta Read Thomas was named University Professor of Composition in the Department of Music and the College, and joins the faculty in July. She is also the recipient of a commission from The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, a work that will feature pianist Amy Briggs, Lecturer and Director of Chamber Music in the Department.
Marta Ptaszynska received the Prize of the Union of Polish Composers, whose previous recipients include Lutoslawski, Stravinsky, Messiaen, and Penderecki.
Howard Sandroff received an ASACPLUS award for 2010-11.