Awards, Honors, Residencies and Fellowships

  • ASCAPlus Award, USA
  • Society of Composers (SCI) Region II Student Mix Tape, Selection: Sprout, New York
  • The New Music Conflagration – Sounds by the Sea, Selection: Circuit, Florida
  • Dynamik Music Festival, Selection: Passing-Over, New York
  • Conference Funding Grant, New York University
2013 – 2015
  • Tisch School of the Arts Departmental Fellowship Graduate Musical Theatre Writing, New York University
  • Selected for the German/American composition commission project „CAGE 100 – Party Pieces Project“ with performances in New York and Leipzig
  • “California International Theatre Festival” Selection 2011 with the Opera „El Canguro“, Libretto: Cynthia Lewis Ferrell
  • “Kinder zum Olymp!“-Award for the european school project „MP3-DNA“ in collaboration with „Mehr Musik!“
  • ASCAPlus award 2011
  • 3. Prize at the Berlin Opera Prize 2010 with the short opera “20 Minuten”
  • ASCAPlus award 2010
  • 2. Prize at the composition contest of the Oberschwäbischer Chorverband for „Missa Brevis“
  • Encore Grant / American Composers Forum for Rhythm some Blues
  • Winner of the Debut String Orchestra Division of the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra’s C. Keith Birkenfeld Composition Competition with Powerwalk
  • Recipient of a Jerome Foundation grant
  • Winner of the “Renée B. Fisher Composer Awards
  • Advanced round judging in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition with You Can Trust in Me
  • 2007 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop
  • Finalist of the “FAO’s 2006 International Composition Competition” with Persiflamia
  • Winner of the “Masterworks Prize” with The Monk and the Fish
  • present Composer in Residence, Emrick Production Group
  • Composer in Residence, Villa Park High School
  • Winner of the Villa Park High School Chamber Music Competition
  • Susan and Ford Schuman Award, Aspen Music Festival and School
  • Maestro’s Circle scholarship, Aspen Music Festival and School
  • Dr. J. Howland Auchinloss Prize, Honorable Mention for The Monk and the Fish, Society for New Music
  • Scholarship for the 14th Annual O’Neill Puppetry Conference, Waterford, CT
  • Composer in Residence, Age of harp
  • 3rd Prize for the song Geborgenheit, Musical Express
  • Reached finale round of the rock band competition with two songs of the „Authentic Dreams“: „Rock in Bayern“ and „Running for the best“