Theodore Antoniou, Professor Emeritus at Boston University and faculty member of Hellenic American University, elected to the Academy of Athens

26 May 2014, 12:00 am

Theodore Antoniou, Professor of Music at Hellenic American University since 2006, has been elected to the Academy of Athens, the country’s pre-eminent learned society and research institution, the highest research establishment in the country.

On behalf of the University community, University President Mr. Leonidas-Phoebus Koskos, and the Board of Trustees congratulates Professor Antoniou on this recognition and are proud to have him as part of the faculty.

Mr. Antoniou is one of the most eminent and prolific contemporary music artists and has had a long career as composer, conductor and Professor of Composition at the University of Utah, Philadelphia Music Academy, Stanford and Boston Universities. His works are numerous and varied in nature, ranging from operas and choral works to chamber music, from film and theatre music to solo instrumental pieces - his scores for theatre and film music alone number more than a hundred and fifty compositions.

He has received numerous awards for his work and achievements, some of which include several ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Awards, the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching by Boston University in 1991, and the prestigious Herder Prize from the University of Vienna. In 1994 he was honored by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation of Hamburg, Germany in recognition of his contribution to mutual cultural understanding and peace among the countries of South Eastern Europe.