2018–19 Muriel McBrien Kauffman Awardees

Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Awards, 2018–19

The late Muriel McBrien Kauffman established an annual gift to the Conservatory to reward outstanding faculty and staff through the excellence in teaching and service awards. The first awards were presented in 1991 and continue to underscore the Conservatory’s commitment to excellence.  In 1998 the Excellence in Teaching award was increased with the encouragement of Muriel’s daughter Julia Irene Kauffman. All honorees, selected by a group of constituent leaders, students, and former award-winners, receive a monetary prize and a plaque.

Excellence in Teaching, Chuck Robinson

Excellence in Research and Creativity, Chen Yi

Excellence in Faculty Service, Paul Rudy

Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance Faculty Excellence, Lani Hamilton

Excellence in Staff Service, Elizabeth Valle (MM in Music Theory student)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Michelle Jurkiewicz (MM, Musicology)

Published: May 23, 2019