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Achievements & Awards

Kirke Mechem (Music, '51) receives Nicolas Slonimsky Award

Monday, December 12, 2016

As part of the 48th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson Awards last monthKirke Mechem (Music, '51) received the Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography in the concert music field for his book, Believe Your Ears: Life of a Lyric Composer. The book was published by Rowman & Littlefield last year and will be released in paperback next February.  

Jonathan Berger awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

In its 92nd competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 175 Fellowships (including three joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants.

Jonathan Berger awarded the Rome Prize

Friday, April 22, 2016
Hearty congratulations to Jonathan Berger on being awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome! The Rome Prize is awarded to artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and will provide Jonathan the opportunity to pursue his work while in residence in Rome next year.
 
Jonathan has also been awarded one of the Robert Bowman Denning Initiative in the Digital Humanities grants and was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow.

Stanford Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition results!

Monday, April 18, 2016

The winner of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra's 2016 Concerto Competition is Vivian Lou, who will be featured soloist for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, at a future orchestral concert. Honorable Mentions go to Charles de Bourcy and Evan Lin. 

The jury for the 2016 Concerto Competition commends all participants for their high level of performance and dedication to making music.

 

Music faculty Murray Low featured on Grammy-nominated CD

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The CD Intercambio by the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, featuring Department of Music faculty Murray Low on piano, has earned a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album. This release highlights the rich African Diaspora cultures of the United States, Cuba, and various Caribbean cousins. | Find out more at the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet website.

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