Honors

  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame of Garinger High School, Charlotte, North Carolina in 2007
  • Consecutive ASCAP Awards from 1981 to present
  • Awarded a North Carolina Composer Fellowship for 1999 and 1992
  • Named, by the American Guild of Organists, 1996 AGO Composer of the Year
  • Winner of the top Barlow International Composition Competition Award for 1989 (“changing perceptions” & EPITAPH for chorus and piano)
  • First American composer to have music performed at the thirty-five year old Czech Festival of Choral Arts (1992), Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • Winner of a 1986 Aliénor Harpsichord Composition Award (THE BREAKERS POUND)
  • Sponsored by Meet the Composer for 1999, 1995, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981
  • Three-time recipient of the Hinda Honigman Composers Cup Award (N.C.) for 1992, 1988, 1985
  • Winner of the competition for 1985 North Carolina Music Teacher’s National Association’s yearly commission
  • Winner of the 1984 Omaha Symphony Association’s New Music Award (IN THE AUTUMN DAYS)
  • Selected for residencies in 1984 and 1981 to the Charles Ives Center for American Music
  • Awarded the 1981 Howard Hanson Award from the Eastman School of Music (PRISM OF LIFE for orchestra)
  • Awarded Honorable Mention in the 1981 Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards (CONSTELLATIONS, a Concerto for Organ and Percussion)
  • Awarded a Composer’s Assistance Grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund and the New York State Council on the Arts, 1978