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Award: Citation of Merit

The Citation of Merit is presented to outstanding individuals in the music world, not members of Mu Phi Epsilon, who have contributed in an exceptional way to the goals of the fraternity.  The award is presented only in convention years.

 

Year  Name
2014

Jake Heggie, Composer

Audra McDonald, Opera Star, Concert Artists, Tony Award Winner

San Francisco Opera Company

2011
Craig Hella Johnson, Conductor/Composer
2003
Harvey Schmidt, Composer
2001  Bill Cormack, Educator
1998 

John Frohnmayer, National Endowment for the Arts Chair

Henry Janiec, Conductor/Pianist

Lloyd Pfautsch, Educator

1995

Robert Sherman, Critic/Broadcaster

Ellis Marsalis, Jazz

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Soprano

1992 

Maurice Abravanel, Conductor

Victor Borge, Pianist

Beverly Sills, Opera

Pinchas Zukerman, Violin

1989

Ezra Laderman, Composer/Educator

Ardis Krainik, Chicago Lyric Opera

William Warfield, Vocalist

1986

Sarah Caldwell, Operatic Conductor

Van Cliburn, Pianist

Aaron Copland, Composer

William Schumann, Composer/Educator

1983

Jester Hairston, Composer/Arranger/Conductor

Itzhak Perlman, Violin

Texaco Incorporated, 40 years live Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

1980

Richard Gaddes, Opera Director

Jascha Heifetz, Violinist

Public Broadcasting System

1977

Authur Fiedler, Conductor

Paul Fromm, Broadcaster/Founder of Fromm Music Foundation

William Grant Still, Composer

1974 

Authur Rubinstein, Pianist

Seiji Ozawa, Conductor

Jack Benny, Entertainer

Oliver Daniel, Arts Administrator/Musicologist/Composer

1972

Nadia Boulanger, Composer

Pierre Boulez, Composer/Conductor/Pianist

Robert Shaw, Conductor

1970 

Pablo Casals, Cellist

Eugene Ormandy, Conductor

Guiomar Novaes, Pianist

Marjorie Merriweather Post, Arts Activist

1968

Herman Newman

E. Thayer Gaston, Music Therapy/Education

Earl Vincent Moore, Music Educator

Paul Van Katwijk, Pianist/Conductor/Educator

AT&T, Bell Telephone Hour

Claudette Sorel, Pianist/Educator

1966

The Ford Foundation

Rudolph Ganz

Leonard Bernstein, Composer/Conductor

Harold Schonberg, Music Critic/Author

Jacob Aushalomov, Composer/Conductor

1964

Howard Hanson, Composer/Conductor

Archie N Jones, Educator

Lucrecia Kasilag, Composer/Educator

Leopold Stokowski, Conductor

1962

Olga Koussevitzky, Director of The Society for the Publication of American Music

Herman B Wells, Music Publishers Association of America

1960
Standard School Broadcast
1952
Herman Newman, Radio Station WNYC, NYC

 

 

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