Honors and Awards

1948-49 Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Work in Musical Composition
1949 Composers Press Symphonic Award for Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
1960 Resident Fellowship, Huntington Hartford Foundation, Pacific Palisades, California
1962 Michigan State University Distinguished $1000 Award
1963 George Romney and the Greater Michigan Foundation Citation for Distinguished Contributions in the Arts
1967 Resident Fellowship, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM
1975 Neil A. Kjos $3000 Memorial Award for For The Unfortunate
1976 Orpheus Award, Phi Mu Alpha (Gamma Epsilon Chapter)
1978 Youth Arts Festival Award of Merit
1978 Honorable Mention and Boosey & Hawkes publication in the Brown University Choral Composition Competition for "Rejoice! Rejoice!"
1983 Sigma Alpha Iota, National Arts Associate Award
1985 First Place Award for Butterfly Girl and Mirage Boy in the Brooklyn College Chamber Opera Competition, Six New York performances
1994 American Bandmasters Association Edwin Franco Goldman Memorial Citation for conspicuous service in the interest of bands and band music in America
1999 Michigan State University Recognition and Honors for Scholarly Contributions and Publication of La Fiesta Mexicana
Since 1978 Annual ASCAP Awards
2004 Louisiana State University College of Music: 2004 Alumnus of the Year Award


Biographical Dictionaries Listing H. Owen Reed

Who's Who in Music
Who's Who in American Education
Who's Who in the Midwest
Directory of American Scholars
Reis' Composers in America
The Concise Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Howard's Our American Music
Ricordi's Encyclopedia Della Musica
Dictionary of International Biography
Directory of American Scholars
Royal Blue Book
Riemann Musiklexicon
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Men of Achievement
The New Groves Dictionary, American
The Groves Dictionary of Opera
John Vinton's Dictionary of Contemporary Music
International Who's Who in Music and Musician's Directory, 18th Edition