Grants, Honors & Awards

2016—2017 Season

  • BRIO Award, Bronx Council on the Arts 2017
  • Uncommon Music Festival Award for When Lost in the Forest 2017
  • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship 2017 

2015—2016 Season

  • New Ariel Piano Composition Award for Lagrimas y locuras 2016

2013—2014 Season

  • Consolidated Edison “Composer in the Metropolis (NYC)” Grant
  • Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music– Composer of the Month (February 2013)

2012—2013 Season

  • Aaron Copland Foundation Award (May 2013)
  • Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music– Composer of the Month (February 2013)
  • Lagrimas y Locuras, Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman  nominated for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music

2011—2012 Season

  • Lagrimas y Locuras, Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman: A Lisztian look at La Llorona, commissioned by Ana Cervantes and the Monarca Project,
  • Cassandra’s Lament, commissioned by the Jane Austen Society of North America for World Premiere Oct 6, 2012
  • Runes and Ritual nominated for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music
  • Research Enabling Grant, University of North Texas

Previous Seasons

  • 1st Prize for Therefore, New York Virtuoso Singers Choral Composition Competition, 2005
  • International Alliance for Women in Music, Miriam Gideon Award for Vocal Chamber Works, 2003
  • Arizona Friends of Chamber Music String Quartet Competition Commission, 1998
  • Artist Fund Fellowship New York Foundation for the Arts, 1998
  • First Prize New England Chamber Orchestra Competition, for Where Angels May Lie Down Among Us, 1994
  • Harvestworks Competition, Studio PASS, 1995
  • Tyrone Guthrie Fellowship, 1994
  • First Prize International Eisteddfod Competition, for La musica, los muertos y las estrellas, 1992
  • Chamber Composition Grant A.C.T.S. Foundation, 1992
  • First Prize New Music for Young Ensembles, for Woodwind Quintet, O llama de amor viva, 1991
  • First Prize Amadeus Choir, (Toronto) for Three Short Sacred Anthems and The Oxen Carol, 1991
  • Orchestral Reading Fellowship National Orchestral Association, The Tiger’s Tail, 1990-91
  • First Prize First Universalist Church New Music Competition, for Three Spanish Songs, 1989
  • Delius Foundation Grand Prize and Chamber Music Award, for Organal Voices, 1988
  • The Church and the Artist (Archdiocese of Seattle), for Orison of Ste Theresa l987,
  • Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Fellowship, 1986
  • Artists Fellowship [Inaugural Year] New Jersey State Council on the Arts (in recognition of “Outstanding Artist Merit” and “Achievement as an Artist”), 1984-1985
  • First Prize Baroque Choral Guild, for Five American Echoes, l984
  • First Prize Delta Omicron Competition, for Forewords, l984
  • First Prize Chamber Symphony of Princeton, for Turbulence, Stillness and Saltation, l984
  • First Prize New Music for Young Ensembles, for Of Honey and Of Vinegar, l984
  • First Prizes National League of American Pen Women, 1988, l986, l987, l985, l983, l982
  • First Prize Inter-American Music Awards, Sigma Alpha Iota, for On the Beach At Night Alone, l980