Music Competitions and Awards (National)
Ezra Laderman Prize of the Yale School of Music for the best compositions written for musical theater or voice, 2013.
Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2013.
ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award winner, 2013.
Young Composer winner of Esoterics' Polyphonos 2013 competition.
Runner up to participate in the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute 2012-2013.
Second place in the 2012 National Federation of Music Clubs Beyer Adult Composition competition.
Winner, The Boston Choral Ensemble's fifth annual Commission Competition, 2012.
Honorable Mention, for Parachute Dance, RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition, 2012.
New York International Fringe Festival 2012 Overall Excellence Award for Overall Production forIndependents, a musical. Music by Stephen Feigenbaum, lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick, book by Marina Keegan, directed by Charlie Polinger.
One of three young emerging composers selected for the Composer to Center Stage Program of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, which includes mentoring by John Corigliano, resident composer.
Fourth place finalist in the 2010 ClefWorks Composition Competition.
Clair de Lune won the 2010 Sacra/Profana Composition Contest.
To Yale Alone(lyrics by Elisa Gonzalez, Yale '11) won the annual Fenno Heath Award of the Yale Glee Club in 2010.
2010 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, Honorable Mention.
The Joseph Lentilhon Selden
Memorial Award at Yale, 2010, for juniors "whose verve, idealism and constructive interest in music and the humanities exemplify those qualities for which Joseph Lentilhon Selden is remembered."
Abraham Beekman Cox Prize, 2010, awarded by the Department of Music at Yale College to "the most promising and gifted composer in the junior class" to support composition work during senior year at Yale.
University Church at Yale (UCY) Choir Commission, 2010.
Cambridge Chamber Singers 12th annual Composition Competition (Cambridge, Mass.), winner: 2009 for Clair de Lune.
Vancouver Chamber Choir 2009 Young Composers Competition (Vancouver, BC), finalist: 2009 for Songs of Sorrow and Hope.
New York Treble Singers Composer Competition, third place winner: 2009 for Hymn.
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Youth-for-Youth composition competition (Palo Alto, Calif.), winner: selected in 2008 for 2009 commission.
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble composition contest (San Francisco), winner: selected Boiling Point in 2008 for 2009 performance.
2008 Krasa-Schaechter Commission Award of the Terezin Music Foundation.
International Society of Bassists/David Walter Composition Competition (Dallas, Texas), Honorable Mention: 2008 for "Escape Velocity".
New York Art Ensemble Young Composer Competition (New York, N.Y.), winner: 2008 for Landings. "Emerging Composer”: 2007.
youngARTS, sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (Miami, Fla.), Honorable Mention: 2008. Merit Award: 2007.
"From the Top," a National Public Radio program, interview and performance of Serenade for Strings, Jordan Hall, Boston: 2007. Mentoring session with John Harbison.
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition for Composition, Senior Division, second place in the national competition: 2006-2007 for Serenade for Strings. First place/winner in Eastern Division competition. First place/winner in Massachusetts competition.
Pikes Peak Young Composer competition (Colorado Springs, Colo.), “overall winner” for multiple awards: 2007 including for Seven Days. Three first-place awards: 2006.
Davidson Fellow Honorable Mention, Davidson Institute (Reno, Nev.), in the field of music: 2006.
ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award winner: 2005 for Piano Quartet. Finalist: 2008, 2007, 2006.
Composers’ Ensemble of Northern New York (SUNY-Potsdam, N.Y.), Piano Quartet selected for recording (one of three chosen): 2005.
National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts and the Hartt School Community Division Young Composers Awards, finalist: 2003.
Music Competitions and Awards (Regional, State, Local)
Cantemus Choral Composition Competition (Ipswich, Mass.), for students in New England colleges and universities, third place: 2008 for Clair de Lune.
New England Conservatory Preparatory School Graduation and Awards Ceremony, Composition Department award: 2007.
Music Educators National Conference/UMass-Lowell Annual Youth Composition Festival (state competition), winner: 2007, 2006, 2005 (for Piano Quartet).
Young Composers Festival, sponsored by Dinosaur Annex and the Community Music Center of Boston: 2007. Three Dances selected (the only composition featured) for ballet workshop with Heather Myers of the Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet School students. Panelist alongside composers Lisa Bielawa, and Sarah Kirkland-Snider in pre-concert discussion, First Church, Boston.
Young Composers Festival, held at the Community Music Center of Boston: 2006. Piano Quartet selected for reading by Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble.
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Massachusetts Competition for Composition, Senior Division, honorable mention: 2005-2006.
Frederick Douglass Competition, Winchester (MA), grand prize: 2005.