Graduate students are automatically considered for Beryl Barns Memorial Graduate Awards in Music. Amounts are awarded to a maximum of $10,000. All performance, composition, choral and band conducting are automatically considered for these awards. Awards will be made to outstanding students on the basis of accomplishment in the students' primary field of activity (performance, composition, or conducting).
Duration of Awards
Awards will be made to full-time students for a single year; students may hold the award for one additional year at the master's level, and two additional years at the doctoral level. A recipient of a Beryl Barns Memorial Award will be expected to maintain a grade point average of 3.3 in Music courses in each year that the award is held. Awards will be terminated if the student's enrollment status ceases to be full-time or if the student's overall performance in his or her program is deemed unsatisfactory.
A recipient of a Beryl Barns award (performance) will, when possible, perform a work dedicated to the memory of Beryl Barns composed by a Beryl Barns Memorial Award recipient (composition), as part of his or her recital requirements. A Beryl Barns award recipient (composition) will compose a work dedicated to the memory of Beryl Barns to be performed, where possible, and/or appropriate, by a Beryl Barns Memorial Award recipient (performance). In years in which both performer(s) and composer(s) hold Barns awards, the composer(s) will be encouraged to write works for current Barns award recipient(s) (performance) to be premiered at a public recital. These original works will be added to a library of works composed by Beryl Barns Memorial Award recipients (composition) as a living and growing legacy to Beryl Barns.