Will Pearson – Presser Graduate Student Award


Will Pearson, a DMA student in Composition, is the School of Music’s successful nominee for the Presser Graduate Student Award for 2016-2017.  The award of $10,000 will enable him to attend the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany, this summer, during which time he will work on his music-theater composition, The Young Sun.  He will also prepare a performance of the piece at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre in New York in Spring 2017, in collaboration with the TAK Ensemble.