SU:VPA Convocation | Carrier Dome

The Setnor School of Music celebrates our talented students each year by recognizing their dedicated work in the following performance areas: vocal, instrumental, and ensemble. The school also presents several departmental awards and school-wide academic and music awards.

2016 Awards and Recipients

Vocal Performance

Anna Freeland Berry Memorial Prize

For a female undergraduate student who has a high degree of dedication, attainment, and promise in voice
Maria Whitcomb

Patti Thompson Buechner Award

For an outstanding vocal student
Nicholas Godzak

Instrumental Performance

Shannon Kane Memorial AWARD

For an outstanding flute or other woodwind instrumentalist majoring in music education
Jenna Stango

Hira Poncha Award

For a student majoring in piano
Siying Song


For excellent performance on the piano
Qian Zhao

Ensemble Performance

Earl George Award in Choral Music

For excellence in choral music
Da'Jon James

Joanna and Roger Moore Award

For excellence in operatic studies
Catherine Bauman

Morton Schiff Jazz Award

For outstanding jazz musician students
Nicholas Abelgore

Departmental Awards

Helen Falk-Julius Kahn AWARD

To further music education
Nicholas Godzak
Rachel Heyman
Lisa Kranz
Jenna Stango

Douglas Soyars Music Industry Award

For students in music industry
David Peer
Kailey Smith

School-Wide Academic and Music Awards

Academic Music Award

For outstanding work in a paper, lecture, or research
Sang-Mi Borneman

Marion Armstrong Award

For excellence in musical performance
Nicholas Abelgore

School of Music Faculty Award

For a student who made the greatest contribution to the Setnor School of Music
Lisa Kranz
David Peer

Civic Morning Musicals Award

For excellence in musical performance
Robin Padilla

Irene L. Crooker Music Award

For demonstrated excellence in music
Stephanie Mata
Alyson Massa