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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 21, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 35
Two Recognized for Contributions to the Arts at Johns Hopkins

Matthew Stofferahn, a composer, trombonist and member of the School of Medicine's class of 2007, was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for 2007. The $1,500 prize was awarded at an event on May 1. Brittany Sterrett, an international studies / Romance languages and literatures dual major who also excels in modern dance, received the President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts.

The Sudler Arts Prize is awarded to the graduating senior from Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing or Peabody, or the fourth-year medical student, who, in the opinion of the committee, has demonstrated excellence and the highest standards of proficiency in performance, execution or composition in music, theater, dance, fiction, poetry, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film or video.

Stofferahn was recognized for his trombone performances with the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, submitted on an audio CD with notes, and for two original compositions, the Fanfare and Lux Aeterna. He will soon begin an internship in emergency medicine at Christiana Medical Center in Delaware. (See story, "Spotlight on the Johns Hopkins Class of 2007," in this issue.)

The President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts recognizes a graduating senior at Homewood who, while demonstrating artistic excellence, has also used art in service to the Homewood campus community. Sterrett, who will be going to work at the Defense Intelligence Agency, impressed the Sudler Prize Committee with the creativity and technical aspects of her dance performances, as well as her leadership and commitment to promoting dance programs on the Homewood campus.


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