Alum Tiffany Ng Receives Shirley Verrett Award

12 Feb, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Receives Shirley Verrett Award

(Photo by Nick Hagen Photography)

Congratulations to alum Tiffany Ng on receiving the The Shirley Verrett Award, which recognizes a faculty member whose teaching, performance, scholarship or service supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.

From the announcements:

An energetic advocate of contemporary music, she has premiered or revived over forty pieces by diverse composers, championed women artists, pioneered models for interactive crowdsourced carillon performances and environmental-data-driven sound installations, and through her collaborations significantly increased the American repertoire for carillon and electronics.

Her commitment to inclusion is demonstrated by her efforts to recognize and incorporate women and non-western carillon repertoire in her teaching and service at U-M, organizers say.

The Shirley Verrett Award was created in 2011 by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost in honor of the late Shirley Verrett, a teacher who “would have walked the world over for her students.” The award is administered by WOCAP at the Center for the Education of Women.

Verrett was a James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Voice at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as well as an internationally acclaimed opera singer who was one of the pioneering leaders in the generation of black opera singers. She performed more than 40 roles all over the world during the course of her four-decade career.

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