The David Griggs-Janower Award is given to a CDYC student who exhibits the following characteristics: excellent attendance, model behavior at rehearsals and in performances, musical leadership within one's section, reliability, longevity, and appropriate deportment with teaching staff, parent volunteers, and fellow singers.

Past Award Winners:


Kassandra Clark

Ella Kuban

Mia Oppy

Owen Wild


Cassandra Carraher

Mia Greco


Olivia Pierotti 


Claire Flynn

 Jessie Cohen-Greenburg


Noah Best

Nadia Ashman

Andre Valverde

Jordan McCann


Jackson Eddy

Kate Dvorsak

Renee Dearstyne


Konrad Dryzmalski

Avery Heaney

Abby Ryan


Jacob O’Shea

Where Are They Now? 

Several former members have continued their love of  music by majoring in music at colleges and  universities including: 

The Julliard School, NY; St. Olaf, MN; Eastman  School of Music, NY; University of Miami’s Frost  School of Music, FL; Westminster Choir College, NJ;  The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, NY;  Ithaca College, NY; SUNY Fredonia, NY; SCCC, NY;  Nazareth College, NY; College of St. Rose, NY; Hartt  School of Music, CT; Syracuse University, NY; SUNY  Purchase, NY. 

Other alumni have participated in college choirs at:  Yale University, Harvard University, Duke  University, University of Virginia, Boston University,  Union College, Marist College, Alfred University,  Nyack College, Elmira College, University of  Delaware, SUNY Albany, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY  Plattsburgh, and SUNY Cobleskill.