The Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award Fund was established in 1985 with an endowed contribution of $1 million from Esther Kahn (SED’55, Hon.’86). Each spring, students completing their last semester of graduate or undergraduate studies are eligible to compete for the award.
This year’s jury selected Saskia Martinez, a 2020 School of Theatre BFA in Scene Design candidate, as the grand winner for a $20,000 prize and awarded the five finalists below $2,500 each.
Eric Carey (CFA’20), School of Music, Resident Artist, Boston University Opera Institute
Tak-Cheung Hui (CFA’20), School of Music, 2020 Doctoral of Music in Composition
Nicholas Walker (CFA’20), School of Theatre, 2020 BFA in Theatre Arts
Alexander Stern (CFA’20), School of Visual Arts, 2020 MFA Program
Diana Walsh (CFA’20), School of Visual Arts, 2020 MFA Program
The awards were presented by Deborah Kahn (SED’67); Harvey Young, Dean of Boston University College of Fine Arts; Ty Furman, Managing Director, Boston University Arts Initiative; and Marian Taylor Brown, Founder, Arts Connect International on Friday, April 24, 2020.