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Achievements & Awards

Composer and ud player Necati Çelik named as Visiting Artist Fund recipient

The Office of the Vice President for the Arts at Stanford University has announced the first artists in the new Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning (VAF). The program brings international artists into Stanford classrooms in order to provide a stimulus in artistic thinking and aesthetic perspectives to disciplines across the university. VAF plans to insert practicing artists into a variety of environments on campus, preferably for a full academic quarter.

Paul Phillips receives ASCAP Plus Award

In November 2018, Associate Professor (Conducting) and Director of Orchestral Studies Paul Phillips received an ASCAP Plus Award for 2018. The ASCAP Plus Awards program rewards ASCAP writer members of children's music, concert music, jazz, and musical theatre with a value beyond the scope of performance surveys. All award decisions are made by distinguished members of the music community who are neither members no

Stanford composer Jonathan Berger's opera featured at United Nations Association Film Festival Oct. 25th

As part of the United Nations Association Film Festival at Stanford, The Whistleblower of My Lai will be shown at 7:15 pm on October 25th at Stanford's Anderson Collection. This film of Stanford composer Jonathan Berger's opera, with libretto by Harriet Chessman, was directed by Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning director Connie Field and features Berger's evocative score as performed by the Kronos Quartet, tenor Rinde Eckert, and master Vietnamese musician, Vân-Ánh Võ.

Violinist Robin Sharp celebrates her birthday with Stanford!

This free program, presented by Stanford Continuing Studies, celebrates the 50th birthday of Robin Sharp (Concertmaster, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Violin Lecturer, Stanford Department of Music). Helping to blow out the candles along with Robin are the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Stars and host Ben Simon. The centerpiece of the evening will be Tchaikovsky’s sextet, Souvenir de Florence.

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