Credit: Harrison Linsey


Palmer Dixon Prize

Max has been awarded the Juilliard School’s Palmer Dixon Prize for most outstanding student composition for the second consecutive year, for
Kheir: Fantasy for Clarinet and Sinfonietta.

Charles Ives Scholarship

Max has been awarded a 2015 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival / FLUX Quartet

Excerpts from
comment apercevoir les objets de rêve: String Quartet no. 1 will be premiered by FLUX Quartet as part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Young Composer String Quartet project on August 7, 2015 alongside works by Katherine Balch, Gideon Lewensohn, and Sean Shepherd.

New Juilliard Ensemble

Kheir: Fantasy for Clarinet and Sinfonietta was premiered by Miao Zhao with the New Juilliard Ensemble under Joel Sachs at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on April 10, 2015.

New York Philharmonic

On June 7, 2014,
Bismuth: Variations for Orchestra received its world premiere by the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert alongside premieres by Christopher Rouse and Péter Eötvös as part of the inaugural NY Phil Biennial. Bismuth was selected through an international call for scores by the American Composers Orchestra’s EarShot program.