Each spring, we honor outstanding students for their achievements in music and dance. Congratulations to this year's winners!

The award for Outstanding Music Minor is given to those students who have made a strong contribution to the musical life of the department as a minor.  This year’s winners are Aaron Lucci, Ariella Mandel, and Ryan Wolbach.

The winner of the Amanda Cup, given for excellence in vocal or instrumental composition, has his/her name engraved on the silver cup, which is on display in the department. The Amanda Cup is named after the most famous hymn- tune of Vermonter Justin Morgan. This year’s winner is Colby Thompson.

The Pappoutsakis Award is given to a graduating senior that has shown excellence in conducting/directing. The award is named for Prof. Emeritus Ippocrates Pappoutsakis (1909-1990) who published "Diagrams of Basic Movements in Conducting" in 1943. This year’s winner is A.J. Banach.

The Yandell Prize (for most improved performance) is given to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has shown the most improvement over their time at UVM. This year’s winner is Danielle Henry.

The Lyman Rowell Award for Academic Achievement in Music is given to the graduating senior in Music or Music Education with the highest G.P.A. in music courses. The award is named for Lyman S. Rowell (1904-1984), Class of 1925, who was a long-time faculty member and President of UVM from 1966-1970. This year’s winner is Colby Thompson.

The Outstanding Performance/Choreography Award is given for outstanding performance and/or choreography. This year’s winners are Jieru Chen (Choreography) and Anna Martone (Performance and Choreography).

The Outstanding Senior in Dance Award is given to a graduating senior who has made an outstanding contribution to dance at UVM. This year’s winner is Hannah Loughlin.

The Yandell Outstanding Senior in Music Education Award is given to a graduating senior in Music Education who shows a strong capacity for music teaching and has made an outstanding contribution to the musical life of the department. This year’s winners are A.J. Banach and Emily Luce.

The Yandell Outstanding Senior in Music Award is given to a graduating senior who has made an outstanding contribution to the musical life of the department. This year’s winner is Christian Pickwell.

PUBLISHED

05-04-2018
Music