ArtsWestchester’s 50th Anniversary Initiative, “50 for 50” Prize, 2015

Yale University alumniVentures Grant, 2009-2010

Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University Grant, 2009

Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress Commission, 2007

Academy Award in Music, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2007

Bank of New York Teaching Excellence Award, Sarah Lawrence College, 2006

New Ariel Recordings Piano Composition Competition, 2001, First Prize, for In Time’s Unfolding, for piano (2000)

Aaron Copland Award, Copland House (residency for summer of 2002), 2001

Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard Commission, 1999-2002

The Bogliasco Foundation’s Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities Fellowship, Villa Orbiana & Villa Rincon, Bogliasco, Italy, 1999 and 2005

Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Grant, 1999, and Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Recording Grant, 1998, for Resisting Stillness, for two guitars (1996)

Hewlett-Mellon Grant, 1998

The 1997 Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the Board of Directors, GLB Alumni Council of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, in recognition of achievements as a composer and performer; first recipient who has distinguished him or her self in the arts

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study and Conference Center Fellowship, Villa Serbelloni, Lago di Como, Italy, 1993

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in Music Composition, 1990 & 1998

Paul Revere Award, Music Publishers’ Association, 1990, for Piano Sonata (1986; revised 1987, published by C. F. Peters)

The Japan Foundation Professional Fellowship, 1989-1990

The Djerassi Foundation Music/Composition Fellowship (Ridge Vineyards), 1989

Virgil Thomson Foundation Grant, 1988

Creative Artists Public Service Program (CAPS) Fellowship in Music, New York, 1983

Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music, Inc. Grant, 1982

Jerome Foundation Grant, 1982

Meet the Composer Grants, 1981-1987, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1998

MacDowell Colony Fellowships, 1981 (Norlin Foundation Fellowship in honor of Aaron Copland), 1984, 1992, 1993, 1994-1995, 1998 (Frances and William Schuman Fellowship), 2000, and 2004

National Endowment for the Arts Composer/Librettist Fellowship Grants,1977-1978 and 1980-1981

American Composers Alliance Recording Award, 1981, for Mestiere, for piano (1979); Honorable Mention in 1979

American Music Center Grant, 1980

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Music Composition, 1979-1980

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Enrichment of the Humanities Grant, 1979

Music chosen by UNESCO/International Music Council (administered by the American Music Center) to represent the United States at the Music Information Centers’ Conference, 1979, in Salzburg, and on Radio Salzburg, including broadcasts in the United States on NPR

Brookline Library Music Association Prize, 24th Annual Prize Composition Contest, Massachusetts, 1977, for they had ceased to talk, for violin and viola, horn in F and piano (1975)

Grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, the state’s statutory arts agency, and the National Endowment of the Arts, with a matching grant from the University of Wisconsin, 1976

Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, 1976-1977; Visiting Artist, 1987

Charles E. Ives Scholarship, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1975-1976

Composers’ Conference Fellowships, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont, 1974 & 1975


Other Recognitions

Senior Lecturing/Research Fulbright Scholar Program Award Finalist, United Kingdom, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), 2004

Norton Island Residency Program Finalist (Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation), 2004

ISCM, Miami, Honorable Mention, 2002, for Traverso, for flute and piano (1987)

2nd Annual Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards (GLAMA), 1998, Best Instrumental Performance Category Nomination, for Incitation to Desire (Tango), for piano (1984), performed by Anthony de Mare on Gay American Composers (CRI CD 721)

National Orchestral Association’s New Music Orchestral Project, "Second Presentation," Carnegie Hall, 1991, Finalist, for Piano Concerto, for piano and orchestra (1983)

International New Music Composers Competition Finalist, Miami, 1989

National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition Finalist, 1988, for Traverso, for flute and piano (1987, published by Merion Music, Inc./ Theodore Presser Co.)