Dear Macro members,

I am thrilled to report our 2013 Student Honorarium winners!

Benward Honorarium winners:

Michelle Good, Eastern Michigan University. Student of MACRO member Marilyn Saker.
Michelle is a curious student interested in all aspects of music and music theory. She has distinguished herself as an honors student while maintaining a very busy performance schedule. Her principle instrument is piano, but she is also studying harp, and sings in the University Choir. In the theory classroom, Michelle is passionate about both theory and composition, and is even engaged in research well beyond course requirements. Michelle seeks to educate students to become active architects who can both disassemble and well as build music.

Haley Myers, University of Missouri. Student of MACRO member Paola Savvidou.
Haley is a talented, intelligent and hard-working student maintaining a double major in both Music, with a concentration in composition, and Biology. Her piece "Motive Motivations" was performed by the University of Missouri's New Music Ensemble. Along with other awards, she has been selected to write a piece for the New Music Ensemble to be performed as part of the Sound of Art Series in St. Louis. Next semester Haley will assist Professor Savvidou in research on the topic of injury-prevention through somatic training in advanced musicians. Through her double major, Haley hopes to help musicians address health and wellness issues that can impact performance.

Fountain Honorarium winners:

Mark Woodcock, Truman State University, Student of MACRO member Warren Gooch
Mark is a graduate student at Truman State University and is completely devoted to a career in the choral field. He displays a strong talent and passion for chorale conducting, and is in charge of the Chamber Choir at Truman State, as well as assisting with all other choral ensembles. He is a highly intelligent and insightful theorist, who recently completed an exemplary analysis of a Messiaen choral work which will be presented at the Student Research Conference on campus. Mark has also been actively involved in 20th Century music and the development of communities of learners and musicians. He has created a lecture series entitled "Sharing a Passion for Music: My Musical Muse."

Congratulations to our winners!

Don't forget to submit your Musician's Workshop proposals and travel honorarium requests. Standard Presentation proposals are due by April 1, 2013!