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Commencement 2016 Prizes

The program for the ceremony, which includes the list of departmental and career services prizes, can be found here. The winners of the following prizes were not revealed until the ceremony. Congratulations one and all!

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William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music
Caeli Smith (Pre-College ’10; BM ’14, violin), viola
Brandon Ilaw, percussion

Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music
Kelsey Lauritano, voice
Mathis Picard, jazz studies

Martha Hill Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in dance
Mark Sampson, dance

Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in drama
Hannes Otto, drama

Joseph W. Polisi Prize for exemplifying Juilliard’s values of the “artist as citizen”
Michael Truesdell (MM ’11), percussion
Cleo Person, dance
Jimmie Jeter, drama

John Erskine Prize for exceptional scholastic and artistic achievement
Anna Litvinenko, cello
Joshua Getman, composition

Richard F. French Prize for outstanding work on a doctoral dissertation
Awake, Awake, Utter a Song: The Role of Music in European Zionism, 1880-1930 by Eloise Fisher, clarinet 

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