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.

2017 Awards and Recipients

Master's Prize

For students who exemplify excellence in graduate studies
Julia Tucker

Vocal Performance


For a student majoring in classical voice
Abigail Brockamp
Daniel Fields

Donna z. miller award

For a junior demonstrating a commitment to achieving excellence in voice
Jacob Goz

Anna Freeland Berry Memorial Prize

For a female undergraduate student who has a high degree of dedication, attainment, and promise in voice
Brianna Lombino
Kamala Sloss

Patti Thompson Buechner Award

For an outstanding vocal student
Jing Liu

Instrumental Performance

Shannon Kane Memorial AWARD

For an outstanding flute or other woodwind instrumentalist majoring in music education
Laura Del Rosso

Hira Poncha Award

For a student majoring in piano
David Lee
Kit Yee Tang


For excellent performance on the piano
Ming Chai

George Mulfinger Prize

For a senior piano major who possesses the greatest talent as a solo performer
John Wassmuth

Ensemble Performance

Earl George Award in Choral Music

For excellence in choral music
Megan Field

Joanna and Roger Moore Award

For vocal excellence
Sean Jordan
Alexandria Turner

Simeon Popov Memorial Award

For outstanding orchestral musician
Guy Johanson

Morton Schiff Jazz Award

For outstanding jazz musician students
Matthew Kingsley
Kellie Krisak
Joseph Morris

Departmental Awards

brian Israel Award

For outstanding student composer
Cody Paul
Charles Van Tassel

Helen Falk-Julius Kahn AWARD

To further music education
Laura Del Rosso
Mackenzie Mildram

Douglas Soyars Music Industry Award

For students in music industry
Cassandra Dailey
Caitlin Stigler
Rebekah Timerman

School-Wide Academic and Music Awards

Academic Music Award

For outstanding work in a paper, lecture, or research
Jason Kammerer
Caitlan Truelove

Marion Armstrong Award

For excellence in musical performance
Joseph Morris

School of Music Faculty Award

For a student who made the greatest contribution to the Setnor School of Music
Bryan Sweeney
Bryan Watson

Civic Morning Musicals Award

For excellence in musical performance
Julia Tucker

Irene L. Crooker Music Award

For demonstrated excellence in music
Guy Johanson
Ha-Young Synn