Sarofim Awards and Commissions

Sarofim Commissions


Courtesy of a generous gift from Louisa Sarofim, AURA frequently commissions new works
from professional composers, with an emphasis on former graduates who have established
significant composing careers.

  • 2016 – David Heuser, Taxi of Midnight (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion)
  • 2015 – Blake Wilkins, Hinge (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion)
  • 2010 – Brian Suits, March March! (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano & percussion)
  • 2009 – Cyrill Schurch, Plasticity (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion)
  • 2008 – Ken Booker, Fantasies (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion)
  • 2007 – Eric McIntyre, Lament (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, elec. guitar, piano & percussion)
  • 2004 – Timothy Rolls, Unity (alto saxophone, viola & piano)
  • 2003 – Michael Slayton, Through Stone Door (violin, cello & piano)
  • 2002 – Sun Ha Kim, A Butterfly’s Dance (brass quintet & electroacoustic sounds)
  • 2001 – Hua Yang, Piano Quartet (violin, viola, cello & piano)
  • 2000 – Leonard Mark Lewis, Joc Parti (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion)
  • 1999 – Karen Griebling, Nine Songs from This Dancing Ground of Sky (large chamber ensemble)
  • 1998 – Braxton Blake, Six Poems of Dorothy Parker (soprano & piano)