(Riis, Thomas L - 2014) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service uri icon



  • Professor Riis’s service contributions range from the campus to the profession at large. At the national level, he served as president of the Society of American Music and the American Musicological Society, two prestigious learned societies in the field of music scholarship. Professor Riis has refereed books and manuscripts for nearly all of the most prestigious presses and journals in music. He has also been a referee and consultant for the National Endowment for the Humanities and has served as a peer reviewer for the MacArthur Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.
    For the College of Music, Professor Riis has served on every standing committee and nearly all search committees over the years, and he volunteers to grade entrance exams and to meet with prospective students. His work on campus and with system-wide Committees has been no less extensive, having twice served on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and co-chaired the Flagship 2030 Task Force on Outreach and Engagement. In addition, he has served on the advisory council of CU-Boulder’s Center of the American West.

year awarded

  • 2014