April 25, 2007
Richard Ross Memorial Music Award
This award honors Richard Ross who, in his lifetime, was an internationally celebrated organ recitalist, a gifted teacher, and a dedicated Presbyterian Church musician. For his achievements in both the classroom as well as on the stage, for his steady leadership of the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, and for his sensitive ear for music as well as the musicality of verbal language, the Music Department is pleased to name a student full of bright teleological ideas as the recipient of this year’s Richard Ross Memorial Music Award: Lee Wilson Ballard.
The Music Department is pleased to announce the creation of two new awards, which will be awarded annually to students regardless of major.
The Welsh Prize in Composition
Awarded for the best original music composition by a Davidson student, this award was established in 2006 in honor of Wilmer Hayden Welsh, Composer and Professor of Music from 1963-1991. The 2006 recipient is William Paul Winter '07.
The Rufus Hallmark Writing Award
Named after the distinguished musicologist Rufus Hallmark, Davidson class of 1965, this award recognizes the best essay on a musical topic written in the previous year. The 2006 recipients are Molly Leeanna Barnes '09 and Alice Mejin Leechor '08.
Posted By: Mauro Botelho