Music Department Awards 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021
Congratulations to all 2021 award winners!
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Music Department Awards

The Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music
Holly Kim

This award is in honor of a former chair of the Department of Music and member of the Ciompi Quartet. It goes to a graduating senior for achievement in musical performance.

The William Klenz Prize in Music Composition
Huijuan Ling, for her compositions Two Elastic Canons for flute and soprano saxophone, and Towards a Rediscovery for wind quintet
Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student for excellence in composition.

The Henry Schumann Music Prize
Alexander Kintzer, for his composition Out and Back
This prize is awarded to a graduating senior for an original composition or a distinguished paper in music history or analysis.

The Ann-Marie Parsons Memorial Prize
Shefali Bijwadia and Emily Dean

This award was established in 1991 in memory of Ann-Marie Parsons (Trinity '92) to recognize excellence in the field of Jazz Studies.

The Paul R. Bryan Award
Jasmine Leahy

Presented annually to recognize outstanding musicianship and exemplary service to the Duke University Wind Symphony. This award is given in honor of Professor Emeritus, Paul R. Bryan, professor of Music and conductor of the Wind Symphony (1951-1989).

The Ciompi Quartet Award in Chamber Music
Trout Clout Quintet: Charles Todd, Charles Zhang, Holly Kim, John Yaras, and Bryan Tong

The Ciompi Quartet Award celebrates juniors and seniors who have excelled in chamber music and made it a significant focus of their time in the Duke Music Department. 

The Duke Symphony Orchestra Conductor’s Award
Charles Todd
The award recognizes the graduating senior or seniors who have consistently displayed the highest level of musical excellence, exemplary service and thoughtful leadership in the Duke Symphony Orchestra.

Campus Awards & Awards from Other Departments

Benenson Awards in the Arts (campus-wide award)
Ryan Briggs and Alexa Burnston
Briggs and Burnston are among fourteen Duke students who received a Benenson Award in the Arts this year to support and sustain their work over the summer months and help launch the graduating seniors into the next phase of their life.