Gregory Simon, a DMA student in composition, is the winner of SMTD's 2013 Brehm Prize in Choral Composition. The award, now in its third year, is open to SMTD students only and comes with a cash prize. It is for a work composed for a 40-voice choir and was established by William (BS '50, MS '52) and Dolores Brehm to encourage the composition of choral works. According to Jerry Blackstone, director of choral activities and professor and chair of the conducting department, Simon's winning work, "Two Lorca Songs," is "colorful, inventive, energetic, and exciting." It will be premiered by the U-M Chamber Choir during the 2013-14 season.