Ten Department of Music students received awards for outstanding musical achievement during the 2015 annual Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concerts.
Yiding Hao, Thomas Liao, and Casen Ross received the David L. Fulton Prize for Orchestral Excellence. Julianna Han, Aaron Hollander, Anabel Maler, and Caroline Wong received the Ellis Bonoff Kohs Award for Orchestral Excellence. Amanda Block received the Award for Choral Leadership and Ji Su Kang received the Choral Award for Musical Achievement. This year’s Heifetz Memorial Award recipient is Marcelle Pierson, PhD candidate in Music History and Theory with a minor field in composition.
The Cathy Heifetz Memorial Award was established to commemorate the life and honor the memory of Cathy Heifetz (1949-1976), who came to The University of Chicago in 1973 as a student in the Department of Music. The Memorial’s first endowment created an annual award to honor a student in the Department of Music whose associations as a member of this community have been singularly marked by a spirit of caring and helpfulness.