SMND student Carina Sturdy (MSM organ) is a recipient of a 2017-18 award from the American Guild of Organists as part of their Student Commissioning Project. Carina Sturdy and composer Thomas Little worked together to compose “The Elephant’s Foot,” a reference to the radioactive mass created by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Sturdy received this collaborative award for the second year in a row.
Sturdy’s acknowledgement of and information about the AGO’s Student Commissioning Project can be found at the American Guild of Organists website, http://agohq.org/ago-student-commissioning-project/.
The full article acknowledging additional details about Sturdy and Little’s composition as well as those of the other recipients of the 2017-18 award can be found in the AGO’s October, 2018 issue of The American Organist.