The Sylvia C. Small Award in Piano Accompaniment

Established in memory of Sylvia C. Small who was one of the first women to receive a University Degree in mathematics (N.Y.U. in the mid 30's). She taught math and music in New York City and was an accomplished pianist . She also invented a system for transcribing the musical staff into braille, so that blind people could read music. She accompanied a string quartet or trio weekly. An unsung hero and modest person, she was a remarkable woman.