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Laurence Sherr
Awards and Honors

Composition Competitions

Second Prize (Runner-Up), Classical Lounge Composition Competition, 2010
Top Prize (shared), Association for the Promotion of New Music Composition Competition, New York City, 2009
Honorable Mention, International Society for Contemporary Music competition, Florida International University, 2002
Finalist, Old Dominion University Diehn Composers Room Southeastern Regional Competition, 2000
Finalist, Susquehanna University New Music Ensemble Composers Competition, 2001
Grand Prize, Delius Composition Contest, 1995

Composition Grants

Global Engagement Award, Kennesaw State University (KSU), 2020
Grant for Holocaust music concert and educational activities, SNCF America, Inc., 2019
Grant for Music of Resistance and Survival Project, SNCF America, Inc., 2016
Global Learning Grants, KSU, 2012, 2008, 2007
Faculty Incentive Grants, KSU, 2012, 2004
Faculty Enhancement Leave Program grant, KSU, 2006
Performance Incentive Fund Grant (with cellist Daniel Kazez), American Composers Forum, 1998
Meet The Composer Fund Grant, Meet The Composer, Inc., 1997
Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Award, American Music Center, 1996
Individual Artist Grant, Georgia Council for the Arts, 1993
Travel Grant, Alliance Française d’Atlanta, Inc., 1992
Individual Artist Grant, Georgia Council for the Arts, 1990
Artist Project Grant, City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, 1990
Artists Grant, Illinois Arts Council, 1984

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KSU Distinguished Faculty Award for
International Achievement, 2015

Composition Fellowships

U.S. Department of the Interior, Artist-in-Residence, Hot Springs National Park, AR, 2009
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, exchange program to Austria, 2006
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, 2004, 2002, 2000
The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA, 2007, 2005, 2001,1999
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, 2002
Seaside Institute, Seaside, FL, 1994
Charles Ives Center for American Music, New Milford, CT, 1988
American Dance Festival, Durham, NC, 1981
Inter-Arts Residency Grants, Banff Centre, Canada, 1980, 1979

Other

Composer-in-Residence, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, 1997–present
Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Program grant, KSU, 2019
University Distinguished Professor Award, KSU, 2018
Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, KSU, 2015
Distinguished Research & Creative Activity Award, KSU, 2012; College of the Arts, 2010, 2001
The Foundation Prize, KSU, Atlanta, GA, for Duo Concertante, 2005
The Foundation Prize, KSU, Atlanta, GA, for Fugitive Footsteps, 2003
Pi Kappa Lambda National Honorary Music Society, 2000