MIT Music and Theater Arts Spring 2017 Awards Ceremony. May 18, 2017, Killian Hall.
THEATER ARTS AWARDS
Edward S. Darna Awards
To a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in theater arts and made a substantial contribution to the health of theater life on the MIT campus. Presented by Sara Brown.
Joseph D. Everringham Awards
Given in recognition of a single creative accomplishment in theater arts by a graduating student. Presented by Jay Scheib, Claire Conceison.
Sabrine Ahmed Iqbal
Alan Brody Prize in Theater Arts
Named in honor of playwright and former MIT Professor of Theater Arts and Associate Provost for the Arts Alan Brody. This annual prize celebrates the accomplishments of a graduating senior who has demonstrated artistic excellence in the theater with an emphasis on playwriting. Presented by Jay Scheib.
Everett Longstreth Jazz Award
In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. Presented by John Harbison.
Richard and Judy Nordlof Awards
In recognition of distinquished service and musical contribution to the MIT Wind Ensemble. Presented by Adam Boyles.
Joseph Sandt (not present)
The Endicott World Music Award
In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to world music. Presented by Evan Ziporyn.
Gregory Tucker Memorial Prizes
In recognition of exceptional ability in composition, performance, music-historical studies, or music technology, and overall contributions to the Muisc and Theater Arts Section. Presented by Adam Boyles, Marty Marks, Myke Cuthbert, Keeril Makan.
David Epstein Awards
In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to the MIT Symphony Orchestra. Presented by Adam Boyles.
Philip Loew Memorial Award
In recognition of creative accomplishment in music. Presented by Martin Marks, Mark Harvey, Keeril Makan, Eran Egozy.
John Oliver Choral Award
In recognition of an individual who brought great musical performances to the Institute through dedicated, passionate and high-level artistic participation in the MIT choral ensembles. Presented by William Cutter.
Ragnar and Margaret Naess Awards
In recognition of exceptional talent and commitment to performance at MIT. Presented by Jean Rife, William Cutter.
Woodwind Warrior Award
In recognition of gallant perseverance in musical performance, scholarship, and citizenship. Presented by Adam Boyles.
Jack and Edith Ruina Scholarship Award
In recognition of special gifts in piano. Presented by David Deveau.
The Lowell Lindgren Prize for Musical Scholarship
Named in honor of musicologist and former MIT Professor of Music, Lowell Lindgren. For excellence in musical research and innovation in historical, cultural, theoretical, or technological studies. The award may be given for distinguished achievements in or out of the classroom, either in recognition of a single research project or for cumulative work that advances musical knowledge. Presented by Leslie Tilley.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED HONORS AND AWARDS
2016-2017 Concerto Competition
Connie Wu, piano
Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts
To a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in music, theater, painting, sculpture, design, architecture or film
Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Award
Presented annually to students, either undergraduate or graduate, living groups, organizations or activities for outstanding achievement in and contributions to the arts at MIT.
Emerson Music Fellowships
Full funding for lesson instruction during the 2016-2017 academic year and solo recital performance during the Spring term.
Sylvain Carpentier, piano
Julia Cha, piano
Yun Chang, piano
Sitan Chen, piano
Henry Love, violin
Taylor Safrit, cello
Benjamin Steinhorn, bassoon
Grace Yin, violin
Tony Zhang, piano