Recent Awards and Accomplishments

Awards & Fellowships

Grace Aves
  • UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award in Culture and Arts from the University of the Philippines
Lydia Brown
  • 2012-13 Elaine R. Brody Memorial Prize for outstanding music major in the junior or senior class
Ryan Carter
  • Winner of the 2012 Left Coast Composition Contest
  • Regional winner of 2012 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission Competition
  • Original piece, "Skeuomorphic Tendencies," is one of six official selections from the Miami section of the ISCM to be considered for inclusion in the 2014 World Music Days in Wroclaw, Poland.
Professor Suzanne Cusick
  • Best book of 2009, from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, for Francesca Caccini at the Medici Court: Music and the Circulation of Power
  • 2011 CAS Golden Dozen Teaching Award
Moon Young Ha
  • Fellowship to Canada National Arts Centre Composers Programme (Summer 2011)
  • Fellowship to "The Intimacy of Creativity" - The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong (Summer 2011)
Professor Elizabeth Hoffman
Professor Louis Karchin
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2012 Andrew Imbrie Award
  • Winner of 2012 Center for Contemporary Opera Competition, for "Jane Eyre"
  • Winner of 2012 Ft. Worth "Frontiers" Series Competition for "Jane Eyre"
Friedrich Kern
  • Portrait concert at 2013 Heidelberg Festival, Germany, to be performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain 
  • Commission from the Mannheim Bach Choir & Orchestra for an oratorio on the occasion of the orchestra's 100th anniversary
Felipe Lara
  • Portrait concert at 2013 Heidelberg Festival, Germany, to be performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain
  • Commission from the Ensemble Intercontemporain for their 2014-15 Paris Season
  • Shared Portrait concert on the 2013 Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (2013)
  • Commission from the Brentano String Quartet for the 92nd St. Y's 2013-14 concert series
Clara Latham
  • Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (2012-2013)
  • 2012 MLA fellowship to participate in NYU hosted seminar on the Problem of Translation
Professor Maureen Mahon
  • Keynote address at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology 32nd Annual Conference, entitled "And the Colored Girls Go...:African American Women Background Vocalists and the Sound of Race, Gender, and Authenticity in Rock an Roll."

Leeann Ozer
  • 2012-13 Gustave Reese Memorial Prize for excellence in the field of music
Anna Reidy
  • GSAS Predoctoral Fellowship (Summer 2011)
Jessica Schwartz
  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2011-12)
  • Johnson AMS 50Dissertation Fellowship (2011-12) Honorary
  • NYU Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (2011-12) Honorary

Jue Wang

  • Winner of 2012 Center for Contemporary Opera Competition, for "Scholar, Monk, Snake"
    Stephen Smith
    • NYU Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (2011-12)

    Beth Snyder

    • NYU Torch Prize Fellowship (2011-12)
    Maria Stankova
    • Commission to collaborate with International Contemporary Ensemble (2013)
    Professor Jason Stanyek
    • Association of Theater in Higher Education's "Outstanding Article Award"
    Lauren Sweetman
    • Social Science Research Council's Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (Summer 2011)
    Christopher Tabron
    • Patricia Dunn Lehrman Predoctoral Fellowship (Summer 2011)
      Benjamin Tausig
      • 2012-2013 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities
    Wang Jie
    • The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2012 Charles Ives Scholarship
    • Winner of 2012 Ft. Worth Opera "Frontiers" Series Competition for "From the Other Sky"
    • Awarded a joint commission with the League of Composers/ISCM and The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for a new Oboe Concerto
    • Her new work "A New Home," commissioned by Opera America for the opening of the National Opera Center, as been published by Schott, available on Amazon. The recording of this work, sung by Lauren Flanigan, has also been released and made available on all major web distributors.
    • Commissioned by New York Piano Quartet, "Song for Mahler in the Absence of Words" has been released in September 2012 under the Urlicht label.

    Alex Waterman

    • NEA grant to direct Robert Ashley's opera "Perfect Lives"
    • Film A Necessary Music screened at Helio Oiticica Art Center in Rio de Janeiro as part of the festival "Video Criação

    Pei Zhao

    • 2012-13 Hanna von Vollenhollen Vories Memorial Prize, presented to an accomplished music major in the senior class

    Job Placement

    Danielle Brown
    • Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures (Syracuse University)
    Amy Cimini
    • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow (University of Pennsylvania)
    Michael Gallope
    • Collegiate Assistant Professor of the Humanities (Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago)
    Sydney Hutchinson
    • Assistant Professor (University of Rochester)

    Jenny Johnson

    • Assistant Professor (Wellesley College)
    Tiffany Kuo
    • Professor (Mt. San Antonio College)
    Paula Matthusen
    • Assistant Professor (Wesleyan University)
    Rachel Mundy
    • Assistant Professor (University of Pittsburgh)

    Matthew Quayle

    • Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (NYU Abu Dhabi)

    Jessica Schwartz

    • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Music (Columbia University)

    Stephen Smith

    • Assistant Professor (SUNY - Stony Brook)


    Ryan Carter
    • La MaMa ETC and Pioneers Go East. (to compose a new opera)
    • MATA Festival and the Metropolis Ensemble (new piece for chamber orchestra)
    • Emanuele Torquati (piano solo)
    • Transit (a quintet with electronics)


        Bill Boyer
        • "A Curious Circumstance of the iPod Shuffle." In Mediascape 1.3 (2007). UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
        Professor J. Martin Daughtry
        • Music in the Post-9/11 World. Co-edited with Jonathan Ritter (Routledge, 2007).
        Michael Gallope
        • "Is There a Deleuzian Musical Work?" Perspectives of New Music 46/2 (Summer 2008), pp. 93-129.
        Professor Elizabeth Hoffman
        • Invited review article: Computer Music Journal, winter 2007
        Sydney Hutchinson
        • From Quebradita to Duranguense: Dance in Mexican American Youth Culture, University of Arizona Press (release date May 2007)
        • “From cockfights to car washes: Merengue típico in Santiago,” Transitions Abroad, July/August 2007.
        Paula Matthusen
        • "rosenthaler" composition, published 2007 on 'quiet design records' label. 
        Rachel Mundy
        • "Musical Evolution and the Making of Hierarchy," the world of music, 48/3 (2006).