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Music Awards

Student Awards
The James L. Kurtz Award in Music, named for the first professor of music in the department, is given to a graduating music major who has shown excellence in course work and a significant involvement in the activities of the department and the musical life of the University.

The James L. Kurtz Award in Music has been awarded to:

  • 2019 Yohannah Franco-Choi, FCRH 2019; Sarah Maher, FCRH 2019
  • 2018 Melanie Shahin, FCRH 2018
  • 2017 Brendan Caulfield, FCRH 2017; Katherine Sadaniantz, FCRH 2017
  • 2016 Samuel Farnum, FCRH 2016
  • 2015 Katherine Delaney, FCRH 2015
  • 2014 Mark Dumond, FCRH 2014; Dan Gibney, FCRH 2014
  • 2013 Karina Daza, FCRH 2013
  • 2012 Alycia Kravitz, FCRH 2012
  • 2010 Douglas Giombarrese, FCRH 2010

The Boyce Award
The Boyce Award is granted on the basis of auditions to students who major or minor in music. It covers the cost for private study on voice or an instrument with a teacher of the winner's choice.  All students that audition must be currently enrolled at Fordham. 

2019 - 2020
Michelle Yoon
Thomas Nalls

2018 - 2019
Katherine Courter
Chiara Giammatteo
Sarah Maher
Sofia Martinez-Magallanes
Philip Thompson

2017 - 2018
Philip Thompson
Charles Arnedt
Katherine Courter
Jacqueline Yee

2016 - 2017
Yohanna Franco
Cerisse Gabion
Philip Thompson
Sarah Maher

2015 - 2016
Alec Musial
Taylor Nulk
Katherine Sadaniantz

2014 - 2015
Benjamin Carbone
Cosette Carolmusto
Jae Hyeok Lee
Taylor Nulk
Katherine Sadanizantz
Savannah Sturgeon
Daniel Wilson

2013 - 2014
Cosett Carlomusto
Vianka Lemus
Savannah Sturgeon

2011 - 2012
Lavera Wright

2010 - 2011
Lavera Wright


The Edythe Sheehan Dineen Award
The Edythe Sheehan Dineen Award is granted on the basis of auditions to Lincoln Center students who major or minor in music. It covers the cost for private study on voice or an instrument with a teacher of the winner's choice.  All students that audition must be currently enrolled at Fordham.

2019 - 2020
Tyler Almquist
Jaaee Nadkami
Chloe Djomessi Siakam

2018 - 2019
Julian Bailey
Chloe Djomessi Siakam
Evan Donaldson
Allison Mather

2017 - 2018
Kelty Lonergan
Mason Millard
Julian Bailey

2016 - 2017
Emma Copp
Krista Febles
Christina Vilar

2015 - 2016
Andrew Abbensett
Emma Copp
Nathan Miranda
Christina Vilar