Sarofim Awards and Commissions

Sarofim Composition Awards

Courtesy of a generous gift from Louisa Sarofim, the composition department awards annual
composition prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate student works. A panel of
professional composers outside the school of music is selected each year to adjudicate the
competition. Winners receive a cash prize and are commissioned to compose a new work for
AURA.

Graduate Student Award Winners & Commissioned Work

  • 2012 — Daniel Webbon, New Work, (clarinet, violin & piano)
  • 2012 — Samuel Hunter, New Work, (clarinet, violin, cello & piano)
  • 2011 — Desmond Ikegwuonu, N’ime Okwute (Inside a Stone), (flute, cello & piano)
  • 2010 – George Heathco, Shifting Landscape (clarinet, violin & piano)
  • 2009 — Jack Benson, Fringe (violin & viola)
    Fringe (excerpt)
  • 2008 — Joel Love, Real Fiction (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, perc)
    Real Fiction (excerpt)
  • 2007 — Tyler Ruberg – Shock Wave
  • 2006 — Brad Sayles – The Penny Arcade

Undergraduate Student Award Winners & Commissioned Work

  • 2012 — Martin Quiroga, New Work (two pianos)
  • 2011 — Alex Winkler, Combustible (two pianos)
  • 2010 — Phillip Elder, New Work
  • 2009 — Hong-Da Chin, Lost Sound (violin & marimba)
    Lost Sound (excerpt)
  • 2008 — Paul Wadle, Exertion/Distortion (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, perc)
    Exertion/Distortion (excerpt)
  • 2007 — Hugh Lobel, Through the Electric Naught (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, perc)
  • 2006 — Devin Collins, El Devorador de Eternidad (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, perc)