Category: Awards

Jazz Director Rudresh Mahanthappa DownBeat Critics Poll Winner

Jul 14, 2021

Congratulations to Director of Jazz, Rudresh Mahanthappa, who has again been selected the Alto Saxophone winner in the DownBeat International Critics Poll. The August issue of DownBeat, which arrives on …

Donnacha Dennehy Awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr 29, 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Donnacha Dennehy, recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship! Prof. Dennehy is one of 184 recipients, chosen from a pool of almost 3,000 applicant scholars, artists, writers, and …

Student Awards: Maya Stepansky & Pascal Le Boeuf

May 5, 2020

Congratulations to sophomore drummer Maya Stepansky and graduate student composer Pascal Le Boeuf: Maya was selected as the Undergraduate College Winner of DownBeat Magazine’s 43rd Annual Student Awards in the Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist …

Anna Pidgorna: Juno Award Nomination

Jan 28, 2020

Congratulations to graduate student composer Anna Pidgorna, whose composition is featured on an album just nominated for a 2020 Juno Award — the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Her work, …

Announcing the 2019-2020 Concerto Competition Winners

Jan 23, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-2020 Princeton University Orchestra Concerto Competition: Violinists Fumika Mizuno ’21: Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto Op. 14 Hana Mundiya ’20: W.A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. …

Ruth Ochs Receives Community Engagement Award

Jan 21, 2020

by Emily Eyestone, Pace Center for Civic EngagementReposted from the John H. Pace Jr ’39 Center for Civic Engagement For Ruth Ochs, music has always been a connective force; a …

Iarla Ó Lionáird Receives RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award

Oct 28, 2019

Congratulations to Iarla Ó Lionáird, Global Scholar and Visiting Lecturer in Music and the Humanities, who was awarded Best Folk Singer by the 2019 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards. The awards offer support and recognition to Irish folk musicians …

Pascal Le Boeuf & Yihan Chen Awarded Copland House Residency Awards

Aug 8, 2019

Composition graduate students Pascal Le Boeuf and Yihan Chen are two of twelve composers selected to receive this year’s coveted Copland House Residency Awards. These all-expenses-paid, short-term stays at Aaron Copland’s National …

Michael Pratt Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching

Jun 4, 2019

Full story by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications, available here. Michael Pratt, conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and director of the Program in Music Performance, is one of four recipients of this year’s President’s …

Exciting Musicology Student News!

May 1, 2019

It is an exciting time for students in our musicology graduate program, with several recent notable accomplishments! The Department extends proud congratulations to: Sheryl Chow, recipient of the American Musicological Society’s Alvin …

Professor Juri Seo Receives Goethe Award

Apr 8, 2019

Princeton University faculty composer Juri Seo has been awarded the 2019 Goethe Award, given by the Goethe Institut at the Tongyeong International Music Festival. Professor Seo’s composition Respiri – in memory of Jonathan …

Emma O’Halloran Winner of Beth Morrison Projects: Next Generation

Feb 22, 2019

Congratulations to composition graduate student Emma O’Halloran, who has been named the winner of the Beth Morrison Projects: Next Generation award! Emma will be commissioned to write an evening-length operatic work …

Countertenors Anthony Roth Costanzo ’04 & Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15 Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

Dec 7, 2018

Department of Music alumnae Anthony Roth Costanzo ’04 and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15, both countertenors, have both been recognized in the 61st GRAMMY Awards.  Costanzo has been nominated in the “Best Classical …

Music Major Lou Chen ’19 Receives Fisher Award

Nov 27, 2018

Congratulations to Music Major Lou Chen ’19, who has received the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award! Given in honor of A. James Fisher, Jr. …

John Hoffmeyer, Certificate Student, Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Nov 19, 2018

Congratulations to John Hoffmeyer, a Department Certificate Student in Piano Performance, who is one of three Princeton students to be awarded the Rhodes Scholarship! Excerpt from the Office of Communications: …

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade Selected for Glyndebourne: Balancing the Score Program

Nov 9, 2018

Graduate composer Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade has been selected as one of the first four participants in Balancing the Score: a new program at Glyndebourne created to help address the under-representation of female composers in classical music. …

Iarla Ó Lionáird Wins Gold at New York Radio Festival 2018

Jul 13, 2018

The Athena Media radio episode Vocal Chords: ‘Iarla Ó Lionáird in conversation with Peggy Seeger’ has won Gold in the Biography/Profile category at the New York Radio Festival 2018. The series explores the journey …

Michael Pratt named honorary member of Royal College of Music

Mar 19, 2018

Michael Pratt, conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and director of the Program in Musical Performance, has been named an honorary member of the Royal College of Music in London. Read …

Rudresh Mahanthappa named Best Alto Saxophonist in JazzTimes’ 2017 Expanded Critics’ Poll

Feb 22, 2018

The Anthony H. P. Lee ’79 Director of Jazz at Princeton University, saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has been named “Best Alto Saxophonist” in the JazzTimes 2017 Expanded Critics Poll, published in …

Barbara White and Juri Seo Receive Fromm Music Foundation Commissions

Dec 11, 2017

Congratulations to Barbara White and Juri Seo, both on the Music Department’s Composition Faculty, who have each received a commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University.  Other recipients this year are Michael …

Music Major Rebecca Singer Awarded Schwarzman Scholarship

Dec 6, 2017

Congratulations to Rebecca Singer, a senior in the Department of Music, who is one of two current Princeton University students to have just been named a Schwarzman Scholar.  The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost …

Music Major Shruthi Rajasekar awarded 2018 Marshall Scholarship

Dec 4, 2017

Article written by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications: “Princeton senior and Music Major Shruthi Rajasekar has been named a 2018 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship seeks to promote strong relations between the United Kingdom …

Tenebrae Choir, with Gabriel Crouch, Receives GRAMMY Nomination

Nov 28, 2017

The Tenebrae Choir, in which Director of Vocal Activities Gabriel Crouch is a principal singer, has been nominated for their first GRAMMY award! The ensemble’s album Music of the Spheres: Part Songs of the British Isles is …

Pascal Le Boeuf Nominated for GRAMMY Award

Nov 28, 2017

Graduate student composer Pascal Le Boeuf has been nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY award! His composition “Alkaline,” from the new album Imaginist recorded by the Le Boeuf Brothers and the JACK Quartet, has been nominated …