Max was awarded one of two William Schuman Prizes for the most outstanding works submitted to the 2015 BMI Student Composer Awards, for Kheir: Fantasy for Clarinet and Sinfonietta.
Palmer Dixon Prize
Max was awarded the Juilliard School’s 2015 Palmer Dixon Prize for most outstanding student composition, for Kheir: Fantasy for Clarinet and Sinfonietta.
Charles Ives Scholarship
Max was awarded a 2015 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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.