Five Penn faculty were named recipients of the coveted Alfred P. Sloan Jr. Fellowships, awarded annually to promising young faculty. Each of the five will receive a two-year grant of $35,000 for their research.
The recipients are:
The Sloan Fellowships are awarded annually to encourage further research by promising young scholars in the fields of physics, chemistry, pure mathematics, neuroscience, applied mathematics, economics and computer science. Fellows are nominated by established faculty within their chosen field. One hundred Sloan Fellowships are awarded each year; 21 past Sloan Fellows have gone on to win Nobel Prizes.
James T. Primosch, associate professor of music and co-director of Penn Contemporary Music, is one of this year's two winners of the Elise L. Stoeger Prize, awarded by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
The Stoeger Prize is a cash gift of $10,000 given annually by the CMS to each of two composers in recognition of distinguished achievement in the field of chamber music composition. Primosch was honored for his contemporary and electronic chamber music, which has been praised for its combination of wit, scholarship and accessibility. The other Stoeger Prize honoree this year is Scott Wheeler, artistic director of Boston's Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble.
The CMS will perform Primosch's "Piano Quintet" (1996) during its 1999-2000 season.
Originally published on February 25, 1999