MTA Awards

MIT Music and Theater Arts Spring 2017 Awards Ceremony. May 18, 2017, Killian Hall.





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.

Wei Low

Marisa Wang








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.

Neerja Aggarwal

Sabrine Ahmed Iqbal

Garrett Schulte











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.

Noelle Colant

















Everett Longstreth Jazz Award
In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble.  Presented by John Harbison.

Richard Oates

Garrett Parrish

Larry Wang







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)

Thalia Estrella











The Endicott World Music Award

In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to world music.  Presented by Evan Ziporyn.

Pedro Polanco







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.

Dominitque Hoskin
Hane Lee
Natasha Skowronski
Bertrand Stone







David Epstein Awards

In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to the MIT Symphony Orchestra.  Presented by Adam Boyles.

Sarah Abraham

Kevin Sackel







Philip Loew Memorial Award
In recognition of creative accomplishment in music.  Presented by Martin Marks, Mark Harvey, Keeril Makan, Eran Egozy.

Wendy Georgan

Matthew Iovino

Valerie Sarge

Lisa Zahray







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.

Jan-Christian Hütter







Ragnar and Margaret Naess Awards
In recognition of exceptional talent and commitment to performance at MIT.  Presented by Jean Rife, William Cutter.

Shankar Balasubramanian

Elisabeth Boles

Kelsey Chan

Talia Khan

Lisa Kong

Amalia Lee

Jueun Lee

Inioluwa Oguntola

Alan Osmundson

Giselle Peng

Tal Scully

Venkatesh Sivaraman

Cassia Wang

Larry Wang







Woodwind Warrior Award
In recognition of gallant perseverance in musical performance, scholarship, and citizenship.  Presented by Adam Boyles.

Kyle Swanson







Jack and Edith Ruina Scholarship Award

In recognition of special gifts in piano. Presented by David Deveau.

Hane Lee







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.

Katherine Young





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

Garrett Parrish


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.

Jacob Gunter
Nathan Gutierrez
Hallie Voulgaris


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
lia Cha, piano
Yun Chang, piano
Sitan Chen, piano
Henry Love, violin
Taylor Safrit, cello

Benjamin Steinhorn, bassoon
Grace Yin, violin
Tony Zhang, piano


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