Conservatory Names Kauffman Award Winners

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.

Congratulations to the 2023 awardees.

Conservatory Kauffman Award in Faculty Service – David Thurmaier
Conservatory Kauffman Award in Teaching Excellence – Alison DeSimone
Conservatory Kauffman Award in Teaching Excellence – Steven Davis

Conservatory Kauffman Excellence in Research/Creative Activity Award – Tom Rosenkranz
Conservatory Kauffman Excellence in Staff Services Award – Jordan Davis
Conservatory Kauffman GTA/GA Award – Mary Gossell