The Tulane School of Liberal Arts honours one of its most illustrious alumni with a new 'Odaline de la Martínez Award' for outstanding student achievement in performance, composition or scholarship relating to the music of the Americas.
Tulane have created the award as part of their wider 'Tulane Trailblazers' initiative to recognise the diverse alumni to have shaped the institution, their respective professional fields, and the world, and made a substantial and lasting impact on their campus. To date, Trailblazers have been honoured across Tulane's nine schools, the Tulane Alumni Association, Tulane Athletics, and more. The Award will be given by the Newcomb Department of Music at the University's School of Liberal Arts.
The President of Tulane University, Michael Fitts, and the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, Brian Edwards, say that the Award recognises Odaline de la Martínez' 'extraordinary talent and accomplishments as an award-winning composer, conductor, record producer, event curator, and the first woman to conduct a BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall - in addition to her impact on both the University and the international music community.'
Odaline de la Martínez says she is delighted to accept the honour.