The American Academy in Rome has announced that Dr. Suzanne Farrin, the Frayda B. Lindemann Professor of Music at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, has received a prestigious Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize Fellowship for her musical composition of “The Hour of the Star.”
Farrin, a composer, has been Professor and Chair of Music at Hunter College since 2015 after leading the Composition Department at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, S.U.N.Y. The Rome Prize annually supports advanced independent work in the arts and humanities within a unique residential community. Out of an applicant pool of 900, Professor Farrin and 30 other artists/scholars were selected. Winners receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of six-months to two years at the Academy’s eleven acre campus in Rome. Winners are selected through a national competition process by an independent juries of distinguished scholars and artists in several different disciplines. Congratulations to Dr. Farrin for this marvelous achievement!