Department of Music

Music Department Prize List and Student Awards

Prize Winners for Academic Year 2022-2023

Victor Herbert Prize
To the student who shows the most promise of making a contribution to American music.

Olivia Brand '23

Hedda Hainebach Memorial Prize in Music
To the best performer of classical music, either as a soloist or with an accompanist, or as an outstanding member of a group. Awarded every other year.

Jackson Janney '24

Julian B. Hoffman, M.D. Memorial Award
To the student, preferably premedical, for distinguished interest, devotion, and contribution to the arts or intellectual climate at Union College.

Paige Kent '23

Hollander Convocation Music Prize
Created from the gifts of Lawrence J. Hollander, Dean of Engineering Emeritus. This prize is awarded each spring to the musician or ensemble who wins the Hollander Prize Competition. The winner(s) also perform at the fall Opening Convocation.

Yutong Wu '25. She will perform at the Fall 2023 Convocation Ceremony.

Lesh Concerto Competition

Established by Professor Kathryn Lesh in honor of her father, J. Harold Lesh, an accomplished musician of his own. His family wanted to continue his love for music by
supporting talented students in pursuing their musical goals.

Ann Zhang '24
Kristina Yuan '26

Charles Alexander Richmond Prize in Music
To a student who demonstrates excellence in music.

Emily Zucco '23