Stefan wins the 2013 BMI student composer awards for his piece 'Acrobats: Etude-Variations for piano four hands'. BMI holds an annual competition for composers in which a total of $20,000 is given to ten composers. More information and pictures of the award ceremony can be found here.
Stefan graduates with his MMus from Juilliard with the class of 2013. The ceremony was held in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln center. Among those given honorary doctorates by the school were singer Dawn Upshaw, saxophonist Sonny Rollins, and actor Daniel Day-Lewis. More information and photos of the ceremony can be found here. The commencement speaker for the class of 2013 was actress Laura Leggett Linney, a video of her commencement speech can be found here.