Class of 2021


Music Majors

The department celebrates nine music majors in 2021, including six double majors: Adeline Balfour (Psychology), David Chang (Biology), Mike Fang (Computer Science), Emily Hurwitz (Psychology), Caroline Jovel (Biological Sciences), Justine Kim, Euna Park (English), Steven Romero, and Jaxon Peter Snipes.

Music Minors

Twenty-three students earned a Music Minor this year, demonstrating their commitment to engage with musical theories, materials, and techniques, the study of music in history and culture, and performance while continuing studies in their major. Some were constant members of our ensembles, some were solo performers, and some engaged through musicology or composition. 

We congratulate our minors of 2021: Crystal Chang, Stephen Chin, Aidan Cole, Kevin Cook, Leo Decter, Kevin Fang, Elisabeth Finkel, Melissa Gao, Fay Hu, Aarik Ibanez, Mark Koenig, Christina Li, Max McCarthy, Stephen Newcomb, Geneva Notario, James Parker, Avinash Patel, Palini Ramnarayan, Francisco Rilloraza, Tayler Stewart, Anh Vu, Jeremy Wang, Sophie Xu-Friedman

Student Prizes

The Department of Music congratulates our 2021 prize winners:

The Ellen Gussman Adelson Prize, which rewards and encourages outstanding Cornell students excelling in instrumental music performance, went to Stephen Chin, Adam Kadhim, David Sheng, Tanvi Athavale, and Joy Zhang.

The John James Blackmore Prize, which assists undergraduate and graduate students studying music, was awarded to Richard Valitutto and Thomas Reeves.

The H.A. Falconer Memorial Scholarship, which assists talented undergraduates in studying voice, went to Jason Ling and Delia Ofori.

The Otto R. Stahl Memorial Award, which honors a graduate composer for excellent work, went to John Eagle, Joshua Biggs, and Han Xu.

The Barbara Troxell Vocal Music Award, for outstanding vocal students who evidence professional musical interests, went to Amy Crouch and Emily Pollack.

The Donald J. Grout Memorial Prize, for recognition of exceptional dissertations, went to Elizabeth Lyon and Dietmar Friesenegger.