Congratulations 2012 John J. Cali School of Music Award Recipients

Montclair State University’s College of the Arts will hold its 22nd Convocation ceremony on Sunday, May 13, at Sprague Field. Jacques d'Ambroise (read bio) will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Karen Horne, vice president of Diversity Programs for NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, will receive the Leonardis Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

The College of the Arts congratulates its graduating students and all 2012 John J. Cali School of Music Graduates and Award Recipients!

Academic Recognition Award
Theresa Kemp

Excellence in Band Award
David Mulewski

Excellence in Jazz Award
Matt Olsson

Excellence in Chorus Award
Jeremy Brauner
Richard Cush
Sasha Leon

Excellence in Choir Award
Jeremy Brauner
Richard Cush
Sasha Leon

Excellence in Orchestra Award
Matthew Schmidt
Mitsuko Flynn
Taylor Goodson
Tommy Rieger


Outstanding Undergraduate Performance Award
Wenwen Liu
Jessica Lynn Eucker

Outstanding Graduate Performance Award
Christina Kwon

Outstanding Undergraduate Composer Award
Vince Abbatiello

Outstanding Graduate Composer Award
Ben Brody

Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Rafael Galvan-Herrera

Outstanding Student Teacher Award
Flora Yousefi
Hannah Cullen

Outstanding Graduate Music Education Student Award
Craig Yarmenko
Todd Urban

David Ott Scholarship for Outstanding Music Therapist
Naoko Mizutani

David Ott Fellowship for Outstanding Music Therapist (Graduate)
Bo Wun Jeon

David Ott Scholarship for Outstanding Music Therapist Intern
Michael Lahue

Oscar Ravina Award
Jordan Tarantino
Mitsuko Flynn

Rafael Galvan-Herrera

Benjamin F. Wilkes Scholarship
Theron Cromer

Lucille Oliva Award
Scott Ziegler

Presser Scholarship
Matthew DeMarco

Music Teachers National Association Award
Cindy Yin

Cento Amici Award
Luke Finaldi

The Cali School Writing Award
David Kingsnorth

The Cali School Service Award
Nicole DeMaio

Thomas J. Randazzo Award
Wenwen Liu

Sallie Finnie McCann Memorial Scholarship Award
Matthew DeMarco

Thomas and Michelle Wilt Scholarship
Jessica Lynn Eucker

College of the Arts Advisory Board Scholarship Award
Rachel Friedberger

Dean’s Scholar/Artist Award
Megan Wolff