Award Recipients


2020–2021 Winners

Doctoral competition

Department of Music Performance
Winner:
Alicia Choi
Grant application: "The String Quartet Seminar: An Underutilized Course Format in Higher-Education"
Award: $11,000

Learn more about Alicia and her research

Department of Music Research
Winner:
Hester Bell-Jordan
Grant application: "'Notorious ladies' and 'charming daughters': Gender and Work in Piano Making and Music Publishing around 1800"
Award: $11,000

Learn more about Hester and her research

Master's competition

Department of Music Performance
Winner: Christopher Keach
Grant application: "Trumpet Music by Women Composers: A Detailed Database to Promote Greater Diversity in Trumpet Repertoire"
Award: $5,000

Learn more about Christopher and his research

Department of Music Research
Winner: Chooi Chong
Grant application: "The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Postcolonial Context"
Award: $5,000

Learn more about Chooi and her research


2018-2019 Winners

Doctoral competition

Department of Music Performance
Winner: Hannah Darroch

Grant application: "Cultural convergences: Exploring the emulation of traditional Māori flutes in New Zealand's contemporary classical music"
Award: $11,000

Department of Music Research
Winner: Alessandra Ignesti

Grant application: "Ippolito Baccusi and the musical culture of northeastern Italy"

Learn more about Hannah and Alessandra's projects.

Master's competition

Department of Music Performance
Winner: Anabel Gutierrez

Grant application: "First-time tour of the harp in Cuba"
Award: $5,000

Department of Music Research
Winner: Rachel Hottle
Grant application: "Unconventional formal structures and function in the music of Joanna Newsom"

Learn more about Anabel and Rachel's projects.


2017-2018 Winners

Doctoral competition

Department of Music Research
Winner: Kristin Franseen
Grant application:  “Ghosts in the Archive: The Queer Knowledge and Public Musicology of Vernon Lee, Rosa Newmarch, and Edward Prime-Stevenson”
Award: $10,000

Master's competition

Department of Music Performance
Winner: Jessica Tsang
Grant application: "Personally curated, yet easily disposable"
Award: $5,000

Department of Music Research
Winner: Jeremy Tatar
Grant application: “Tonal Practice in the Early Twentieth Century”
Award: $5,000

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