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Prof. Prince Receives Merit Award for Musical Compositions

October 18, 2010

Professor Penny Prince

Lehman Music Professor Penny Prince has been awarded her twelfth consecutive ASCAP merit award for educational musical compositions. The ASCAP award is given each year to honor the achievements of established or emerging composers and songwriters. Her recent musical, Sleeping Beauty '10, was performed at Lehman in May 2010 and aired on BronxNet throughout the summer.

Professor Prince supervises music student teachers and interns at Lehman. She received a PSC-CUNY grant in 2006 for her work bringing original college theatre to public school audiences. Prof. Prince received her Bachelor of Music and her Master of Music in piano from Manhattan School of Music. She earned her Ph.D. in Music Education from NYU, Steinhardt School. She has concertized throughout the New York area, and performed the Ravel Piano Concerto in G with orchestra and in master class with Gina Bachauer.

Her doctoral research focused on Co-creating Cinderella: Examining and Documenting a Collaboratory Musical Theatre Process. She worked on all aspects of musicals, from retelling a story to choreographing and staging it for public performance, working with pre-service music and general education teachers, and piano pedagogy.

Her previous musicals include Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Dither Farm, a play based on Sid Hite's classic children's book, Rumpelstiltskin and last year's When I Get Where I Am Going.