Composition master’s graduate Joseph Lyszczarz (MM 2012) has won the 2012 Bowling Green State University Distinguished Studio Arts Award. His composition “Tracing Shadows” for chamber orchestra, was selected from among other university-wide applicants for this accolade, which recognizes and promotes excellence in studio-oriented creative projects and project advising. The award’s selection criteria includes creative, informed, and/or inventive use of the medium; innovative style and/or concept; and superior technical proficiency. Mr. Lyszczarz received an honorarium and certificate of citation. His thesis advisor, Dr. Elainie Lillios, also received recognition.