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Arts: Music and Theater


The Endicott World Music Award
In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to world music

  • Monique Brewster G,
    Lake Katrine, NY


Gregory Tucker Memorial Prizes
In recognition of exceptional ability in composition, performance, or music—historical studies and overall contributions to the Music and Theater Arts Section

  • Gabriel Lesnick '16,
    Seattle, WA
  • Andrew Wang G,
    Sugar Land, TX


Everett Longstreth Jazz Awards
In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble

  • Sarvesh Garimella G,
    Fair Oaks Ranch, CA
  • Justin Martinez '16,
    Lake Worth, FL


Richard and Jody Nordlof Awards
In recognition of distinguished service for musical contribution to the MIT Wind Ensemble

  • Tina Kambil '16,
    Arlington, MA
  • Joseff Kolman '16,
    Savannah, GA
  • Paul Schwein '16,
    SW Ranches, FL


David Epstein Award
In recognition of distinguished service and musical contribution to the MIT Symphony Orchestra

  • Matthew DeCross '16,
    Pittsford, NY
  • Eric Johnson '16,
    Clermont, FL


Philip Loew Memorial Awards
In recognition of creative accomplishment in music

  • Samuel Moore '16,
    Windsor, CA


John Oliver Choral Award
In recognition of an individual who brought great music performance to the Institute through dedicated, passionate, and high—level artisitic participation in the MIT choral ensembles

  • Bhaskaran Balaji '16,
    Kennett Square, PA
  • Tiffany Wong '16,
    San Antonio, TX


Jack and Edith Ruina Scholarship Award
In recognition of special gifts in piano

  • Yun Chang '19,
    Honolulu, HI


Edward S. Darna Award
Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in theater arts and made a substantial contribution to the health of theater life at MIT

  • Jacob Gunter '17,
    Santa Cruz, CA


Joseph D. Everingham Award
Given in recognition of a single creative accomplishment in theater arts by a graduating student

  • Samantha Harper '16,
    Sylmar, CA
  • Abra Shen '16,
    Toronto, Canada


Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts
Given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in music, theater, painting, sculpture, design, architecture, or film

  • Daniel Parker '16,
    Johnson City, NY


Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Award
Presented annually to students, either undergraduate or graduate, living groups, organizations, or activities for outstanding achievement in and contributions to the arts at MIT

  • Samantha Harper '16,
    Sylmar, CA
  • Samantha Fomon '16,
    New York, NY


Chamber Music Performance Awards
In recognition of steadfast commitment to MIT Chamber Music

  • Daniel Amrhein G,
    Cambridge, MA
  • Pamela Cai '16,
    Wilton, CT
  • Carolyn Chang '16,
    Lexington, MA
  • Michael Choi '16,
    Fremont, CA
  • Jacqueline De Sa '16,
    Tuscan, AZ
  • Samantha Fomon '16,
    New York, NY
  • Gabriel Lesnick '16,
    Seattle, WA
  • Roger Lo '16,
    Trumbull, CT
  • Daniel Manesh G,
    Lake Worth, FL
  • Miriam Nussbaum G,
    Boston, MA
  • CK Ong G,
    Kazon City, Phillipines
  • June Park '16,
    Piedmont, CA
  • Daniel Parker '16,
    Johnson City, NY
  • Divya Pillai G,
    Oak Brook, IL
  • Paul Schwein '16,
    SW Ranches, FL
  • Benjamin Steinhorn G,
    Sacramento, CA


Ragnar and Margaret Naess Awards
In recognition of exceptional talent and commitment to performance at MIT

  • Richard Oates '18,
    Brookline, MA
  • Garrett Parrish '17,
    Millbrook, NY
  • Valerie Peng '17,
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Taylor Safrit,
    '18, Venice, CA
  • Kyle Swanson,
    '17, Bronxville, NY


Alan Brody Prize in Theater Arts
Named in honor of playwright and former MIT Professor of Theater Arts and Associate Provost for the Arts Alan Brody. This annual prize celebrates the accomplishments of a graduating senior who has demonstrated artistic excellence in the theater with an emphasis on playwriting.

  • Jennifer Compton '16,
    Apollo Beach, FL


The Lowell Lindgren Prize for Musical Scholarship
Named in honor of musicologist and former MIT Professor of Music, Lowell Lindgren. For excellence in musical research and innovation in historical, cultural, theoretical, or technological studies. The award may be given for distinguished achievements in or out of the classroom, either in recognition of a single research project or for cumulative work that advances musical knowledge.

  • Adam Caplan-Bricker '16,
    Northampton, MA