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Stanford composers receive 2018-19 Rome Prizes

Graduating doctoral student Jessie Marino (Composition) and 2012 alumna Michelle Lou (D.M.A., Composition) have recently been awarded 2018-19 Rome Prizes. 

The American Academy in Rome awards the Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships to support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars through a national competition. This year, 29 Rome Prizes were awarded to artists and scholars, each of whom will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of five months to two years at the Academy’s campus in Rome. The Rome Prize and Italian Fellowship winners were presented on April 12 in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union in New York.

Additionally, on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm in Stanford's Nitery Experimental Theater, the ensemble Mocrep from Chicago will be performing Jessie Marino's dissertation piece, as well as other works by Stanford student composers.