2018 Graduates and Award Winners

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Congratulations to the Class of 2018! We'll miss you!
2018 Music graduates

Undergraduate Degrees Conferred

First Major

Shauna Alexis Bierly
Highest Distinction for her composition MemoriALZ: A Journey Through Life, Time, and Alzheimer’s, for chamber ensemble
The Henry Schuman Music Prize to a graduating senior for an original composition or distinguished paper in music history or analysis, for her composition MemoriALZ

Sophie Olivia Caplin
The Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music
 to a graduating senior for achievement in musical performance

Ania Gabriella DeJoy

Second Major

Laura Jean Quillen


Helen Marie Bond
Elizabeth Mar Burnette
Patrick Ashton Cardel
Aurelio Falconi
Lisa Ishigame He
Amanda Nicole Hedgecock
     Distinction Recital and thesis: “Thinking of Home: Musical Expressions of National Identity & Displacement”
Dane Kim
     Distinction Recital and thesis: “1860's Vienna, Brahms, and His First Cello Sonata”
Franklin Hyunsu Lee
Hannah Wang
Albert Shi-Ming Zhu

Graduate Degrees Conferred

Samantha Arten, Ph.D. (Musicology)
Dissertation: “The Whole Booke of Psalmes, Protestant Ideology, and Musical Literacy in Elizabethan England.”

Scott Lee, Ph.D. (Composition)
Dissertation piece: Through the Mangrove Tunnels, for string quartet, piano, and drum set
Dissertation article: "Musical Signification in Thomas Adès's The Tempest."

Andrew Pester, Ph.D. (Musicology)*
Dissertation: “L'Orgue fantastique: Imagination in the Organ Lofts of Paris, 1918-1939.”
*degree granted December 2017

Sid Richardson, Ph.D. (Composition)
Dissertation pieces: Red Wind for soprano, narrator, and chamber ensemble; Bass Cathedral for clarinet and wind ensemble, Red Wind (Desert Remix) for generative software
Dissertation article: "Form and Exhaustion in Pascal Dusapin’s Quad - In Memoriam Gilles Deleuze
The William Klenz Prize in Music Composition to a graduate or undergraduate student for excellence in composition for his piece Red Wind for soprano, narrator, and chamber ensemble

Kirsten Santos Rutschman, Ph.D. (Musicology)
Dissertation: “Concepts of Folk in Nineteenth-Century Swedish Art Music.”