2013  
Ohio Music Teacher’s Association — Composer of the Year
Winner, George Rieveschl Jr. Award  for Creative and/or Scholarly Works, University of Cincinnati                                     
2012  
Semi-finalist, The American Prize (Orchestra)                                                   
2011  
Winner—International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, Athens (Greece)                                     
2010 
1st International Sacred Choral Music Composition Competition (Third Prize), Olomouc (Czech Republic)                                    
1999 
Composers Commission Prize, National Symphony Orchestra/NEA/Alabama State Arts Council (USA) 
Woods Chandler Award (Best Composition in a Larger Form), Yale University (USA) 
Lucy G. Moses Fellowship to Student of Exceptional Promise, Yale University (USA)                                    
1989   
Inaugural Luigi Dallapiccola Composition Award — (Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition), Queens College, City University of New York (USA)   
Schwarz Foundation Scholar — Queens College, City University of New York (USA)