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Hannah Lash to be Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Composition at YSM

June 24, 2013

lash_hannahHannah Lash ’12AD has been appointed as Assistant Professor, adjunct, of Composition. In announcing the appointment, Dean Blocker cited Lash’s acclaimed creative work and teaching ability.

Among Hannah Lash’s prizes are the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the Naumberg Prize, the Bernard Rogers Prize, and the Sernoffsky Prize. Throughout her formal education at the Eastman School, the Cleveland Institute, Harvard, and Yale, Lash was the recipient of numerous academic awards including the Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters.

Prestigious commissions from the Fromm and Naumberg Foundations, the Aspen Music Festival, MAYA, and others have led to performances of her compositions at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Institute, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Chicago Art Institute. Her orchestral works have been performed recently by the Minnesota Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.



Dear Hannah Lash,

I have Just read in the Hartford Courant about your work on Josquin and related matters. I would be interested to meet sometime, perhaps down there for coffee (an easy drive from Glastonbury, much closer to New Haven than Storrs).

When I taught in English at Princeton 66-72 I shared a course with Lewis Lockwood on English Renaissance Poetry and Music (and European backgrounds), continuing it alone later at Virginia and then at Yale 76-79 before coming to UConn.

I look forward to hearing more about your work.


Richard Peterson
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
U of Connecticut, Storrs

June 20th, 2014 | richard peterson