Music students Nora Gunning and Mona Sangesland are recipients of the 2015 Library Research Award for Undergraduates, granted by University of Washington Libraries.
The honors are awarded in three categories for outstanding student research produced during the previous academic year. Both students were recognized in the senior non-thesis category.
Gunning, who graduates this year with degrees in piano performance and history, was recognized for her paper “A Musical Collaboration: the Orchestras of Auschwitz.” Sangesland, a flutist who graduates with a BM in orchestral instruments, won for her paper “Gender in Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’.”
The students each received a cash award of $1,000 and were recognized, along with seven other honorees, in a ceremony June 9 hosted by UW Libraries. According to an article on the UW Music blog, Gunning and Sangesland are the first music students in the award’s 11-year history to be granted the distinction.
More information about the Library Research Award for Undergraduates is available here.