AWARDS & HONORS

1939-1941 - Guggenheim Fellowships
1940 - First Town Hall League of Composers Award
(for String Quartet No. 3)
1942 - New York Music Critics Circle Award
(for Symphony No. 3)
- Award of Merit, National Association of American Composers and Conductors
1943 - First Pulitzer Prize given for music (for A Free Song)
- National Institute of Arts and Letters Award
1951 - New York Music Critics Circle Award (for Judith)
1957 - Columbia University Bicentennial Anniversary Award
- First Brandeis University Creative Arts Award in Music
1963 - Citation of Merit, State University of New York at Buffalo
1964 - Gold Medal of Honor, National Arts Club, New York City
1965 - Brandeis Medal for Distinguished Service to Higher Education
- Composer's Award, Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Symphony Orchestra
1967 - Handel Medallion of the City of New York
- Certificate of Merit, Sigma Alpha Iota
- Concert Artists Guild Award
- American Music Center Letter of Distinction
1968 - Findley Award of the City University of New York
1971 - Edward MacDowell Medal "for exceptional contributions to the arts"
1975 - Distinguished Alumni, Teachers College, Columbia University
1980 - Horblit Award of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
1981 - First winner of the Columbia University William Schuman Award for "Lifetime achievement of an American composer whose works have been widely performed and generally acknowledged to be of lasting significance."
1982 - Gold Medal, American Academy of Arts and Letters
1985 - Pulitzer Prize Special Citation "for more than half a century of contribution to American music as composer and educational leader"
1985 - George Peabody Medal "for outstanding contribution to music in America," Peabody Conservatory of Music
Gold Baton Award, American Symphony Orchestra League
- Gold Baton Award, American Symphony Orchestra League
1986 - Chamber Music America Award First Alfred I. DuPont Award
1987 - National Medal of Arts
1989 - American Eagle Award, National Music Council
- Kennedy Center Honors "for an extraordinary lifetime of contributions to American culture through the performing arts"


HONORARY DEGREES

1946 - Chicago Musical College, Mus.D.
1949 - University of Wisconsin, Mus.D.
1952 - Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, Mus.D.
1953 - Cincinnati College of Music, Mus.D.
1954 - Columbia University, Mus.D.
1956 - Hartt College of Music, Mus.D.
1960 - Colgate University, L.H.D.
1961 - Allegheny College, Mus.D.
1962 - Brandeis University, L.H.D.
1962 - Dartmouth College, L.H.D.
1963 - New York University, L.H.D.
1963 - Adelphi College, D.F.A.
1963 - Northwestern University, D.F.A.
1964 - University of New Mexico, D.F.A.
1965 - University of Rhode Island, Mus.D.
1966 - Bates College, D.J.
1970 - Ashland College, L.H.D.
1971 - Peabody Conservatory of Music, Mus.D.
1972 - University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music), Mus.D.
1974 - University of the State of New York, D.F.A.
1980 - University of North Carolina (North Carolina School of the Arts), Mus.D.
1981 - New England Conservatory of Music, Mus.D.
1985 - The Johns Hopkins University, L.H.D.
1986 - State University of New York at Potsdam, Mus.D.
1987 - The Juilliard School, L.H.D.
1988 - Yale University, Mus.D.
1990 - Manhattanville College, L.H.D.