The Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts is awarded annually to two graduating Seniors who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in performance or execution, and in the field of composition in one of the following general areas: architecture and design, creative writing, dance, film and video, music, theater, painting, sculpture, photography, and digital arts.
Sydney Holmes makes pictures that are mirrors and windows and keyholes and portals all at once. A student athlete who is used to hurdles and jumps, she moves in and out with her camera, near and far, obscuring her subjects with shadows, gauze, blinds, and broken reflections, forcing the viewer to crouch, twist, turn and contort, and in the process question their own gaze in their effort to view her dramatic and bold photographs. By constantly questioning standard practices and pushing against the frame, she has been able to pierce the surface of her medium and show her viewers their own beauty and power.
Sydney graduates with Distinction in her major, Art, and will be traveling the country with a mobile portrait studio, photographing and printing images of the community that are respectful, beautiful, and validating. For her remarkable talents and her skill in using the power of images, Yale College is delighted to award the Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Creative and Performing Arts to Sydney Holmes.
Lisl Wangermann has proven herself to be a musical artist of the highest standards, a remarkable work ethic, and unfailing self-discipline. Blessed with a stunning voice overflowing with potential, she plunges herself into her texts and character. Her performances of works from seventeenth-century Venice through twenty-first-century New Haven show a total mastery of musical and linguistic styles, but it is the clarity, power, and honesty of her singing that engage our minds and thrill our hearts. And whether she is managing an opera company, stage-directing classics of the operatic repertoire, or organizing large-scale theatrical productions, Lisl undertakes everything with total commitment and passion.
Lisl graduates with Distinction in her major, Music, and will be pursuing advanced studies in vocal performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. For her achievement in music, Yale College is proud to award the Louis Sudler Prize for excellence in the performing arts to Lisl Wangermann.
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Lauren Tyler Libaw, Davenport College
Felicia Ricci, Saybrook College
Annie Rosen, Berkeley College
Satya Sorab Bhabha, Berkeley College
Carl D’Apolito-Dworkin, Timothy Dwight College
Charlotte Dobbs, Timothy Dwight College
Kathryn Whalen, Branford College
Kimberly Akemi DeQuattro, Branford College
Tucker Smith Capps, Jonathan Edwards College
Matthew Todd Jordan, Saybrook College
David Valdez, Davenport College
Sophie Sing Shao, Davenport College
Jason Alexander Freeman, Berkeley College
Danny Boyd Beaty, Ezra Stiles College
Hilary James Koob-Sassen, Davenport College
Sara Ellen Wolverson, Silliman College
Christina Crawford, Timothy Dwight College
Katherine Elizabeth Davies, Morse College
Haldan Dai Tung Martinson, Jonathan Edwards College
Karin Terese Fong, Calhoun College
Alexandra Sari Adrienne Gruber, Saybrook College
Victoria Kostadinova, Pierson College
Annette Jolles, Calhoun College
Katie Lansdale, Silliman College
Nina Levy, Trumbull College
Alexander Platt, Berkeley College
Michael Wetstone, Ezra Stiles College
Daniel Grabois, Berkeley College
Pamela Dick, Jonathan Edwards College
Tina Landau, Pierson College
Jennie Livingston, Jonathan Edwards College
Gerald Cohen, Jonathan Edwards College
June Wachtler, Trumbull College