ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AWARDS AND HONOURS
High School ,
Burlington, Ontario 1990-96
Consistent A+ student
The Father J. Fergus Duffy Award 1993-94
Student of the Year Award 1994-95 and 1995-96
President of the Student Council 1994-95
Sears Drama Festival Award of Merit for Original Music 1994 & 1995
Halton R.C. School Board Summer Scholarship, commission to create an original musical 1995
Letter of Distinction Award 1996
Secondary School Diploma 1996
Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 10 piano Certificate 1998
Composer-in-Residence for the
University Chorus 1999-2000
Faculty of Music Special Grand 2000
Dr. Maynard Gertler Scholarship 2000
Canadian Consulate in New York General Grant 2000
Bachelor in Music Composition - Honours with Distinction 2000
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Canada : Composition Competition 2nd Prize 2002
London Goodenough Foundation Scholarship (declined) 2002
Master in Music Composition 2004
L’École Normale Supérior de Musique de Paris
First Prize (Prix de l‘Unanimité) 2003
Prix de la SACEM (French Society for Authors and Composers) 2003
Diplôme Supérior de Composition 2002-2003
Columbia University, New York 2004 -
Canada Council Scholarship 2004
Full Columbia University Scholarship 2005
Andrew Svoboda Award for Music Composition. A special scholarship established in 2005 by family and friends in memory of Andrew Svoboda, MMus (2004 McGill) and doctoral candidate at Columbia, a promissing composer who passed away suddenly on December 29, 2004 at age 27. Awarded annually by the McGill Faculty of Music Scholarship Committee to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in music composition.
Mike Back, Song writer and performer: Because You Left. In Memoriam Andrew Svoboda 2005.
Hiroya Miura, Composer: Open Passage. In Memoriam Andrew Svoboda 2005 For alto flute, violon, cello and piano. Premiere. The New York New Music Ensamble. New York, May 23, 2005.
"To all: One day when space and time collide, I’ll meet you on ther other side,“ wrote my friend Andrew Svoboda in his high school yearbook. At the time of his sudden death he still had not finished a piece for cello and piano, entitled Transit". I tried to get a glimpse of the passage Andrew might have traveled. I inagined that "the other side" he might have gone to. The piece is a result.
* Andrew Svoboda. Martin Streda. A première of this one-act opera for baritone and ensemble of 8 instrumentalists will be performed by Composers in New York on November 29, 2005 (*see the special announcement on the main page of this website).