Music Academy Establishes Alumni Performance Award

By Francisco Salazar

The Music Academy has established an annual Alumni Performance Award.

The award, which is sponsored by the Luria/Budgor Family Foundation, will provide a unique performance opportunity that embraces the artist’s pursuits and aligns with the Music Academy’s goals and vision for alumni engagement.

In a statement Shauna Quill, Music Academy President & CEO said, “The Music Academy is excited to assist our alums in creating performance opportunities that could be crucial to their career trajectories. We are committed to uplifting our exceptional alums and this new award provides one additional pathway to their success. Our heartfelt thanks to the Luria/Budgor Family Foundation for making this award possible.”

The performance award is the latest addition to the Music Academy’s robust alumni efforts. The academy currently offers annual support for innovative projects through its Alumni Enterprise Awards. It also recognizes those alums that have already established world-renowned careers in the arts.

Each January a committee will choose an alum to receive the award and the committee will be comprised of the Music Academy’s President & CEO, Vice President of Artistic Operations, Dean, and select teaching artists from the Music Academy’s Summer School & Festival roster.