Professor Mimmi Fulmer and School of Music students Sachie Ueshima, Trace Johnson, James Osorio, Sahada Buckley, and Ben Ferris are each recipients of  a UW–Madison Division of the Arts 2023 Creative Arts Award. Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

These awards celebrate artistic achievement, recognize service to the arts, and support arts research. Nine awards were open to a variety of arts practitioners, researchers, students, staff, and faculty from any area including arts academic departments and programs. This includes Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Communication Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Design Studies, Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, Music and Theatre and Drama. Applications and nominations for these awards were juried by a panel of seven committee members including previous recipients of the awards and campus arts research administrators.

School of Music faculty and staff received awards in the following categories:

Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts

Mimmi Fulmer, Professor
Project title: Women’s voices then and now: at the center of Finnish music as artists, activists, and muses

David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts

Sachie Ueshima, DMA student, Music Performance
Project title: Last Letters Home: Voices of Japanese Soldiers in WWII

Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson Graduate Student Award in the Creative Arts

Trace Leighton Johnson, DMA student, Music Performance

Joan Spero and C. Michael Spero Graduate Student Award

James Carl Lagman Osorio, MM student, Piano and MA student, Historical Musicology
Project title: “Pagbabagong-anyo” (Transformation): Rediscovering Nicanor Abelardo’s “Violin Sonata”

Graduate Student Creative Arts Award

Sahada Jewel Buckley, MM student, Violin Performance & Trace Leighton Johnson, DMA student, Music Performance
Project title: Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival

Ben Ferris, MM student, Music Performance
Project title: Roland Hanna Bass Concerto Project