&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
20th March 2015
Marin named recipient of Harvard University’s Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award

Marin Alsop is the recipient of Harvard University’s Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award, an award that honors a nationally recognized music educator. Marin will visit Harvard University on Tuesday, March 24 to participate in a public conversation by Diana Sorensen, Dean of Arts and Humanities, followed by a brief ceremony honoring her with the award.

The award offers an honorarium of $10,000 and is administered by the Office for the Arts at Harvard through its Learning from Performers program. Marin intends to invest this money into one of her many outreach projects, details to be confirmed.

The Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award was established by Professor and Mrs. Ray A. Goldberg and the Max Goldberg Foundation to honor individuals who reflect the values and dedication to music and arts education represented by the late Professor Vosgerchian. At her retirement from Harvard University in 1990, Professor Vosgerchian was the Walter W. Naumberg Professor of Music Emerita in the Department of Music.

The guidelines require that the recipient embody the following qualities: selfless commitment; artistic conscience; a constant renewal of approach to subject matter; ability to motivate in a positive and creative way; a sincere interest in the development of the whole person; and the ability to present musical knowledge in a way that is applicable to other disciplines.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu/lfp

To find out more about the award click here.

On Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00PM Boston University’s Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host a reception and talk for Marin, part of their Friends Speaker Series. Marin will address students reflecting on her life and career and will also spend the day working with their student orchestra. The event also includes the opening of a new exhibition featuring Marin’s archive, entitled Marin Alsop: A Life in Music.

The event is free to local students and faculty with valid school ID and $25 to the general public. For more information, click here.