Awards and Commissions

Linda Ostrander “a highly successful teacher, fine composer, scholar and pianist…" Dr. Murray Lefkowitz, Chairman, Musicology Department,
Boston University

Four-year Scholarship, Oberlin College
Pi Kappa Lambda, Oberlin College
Gilchrist-Potter Composition Prize, Oberlin College
Fellowship, Smith College
University Fellowship, University of Illinois
Teaching Fellowship, Boston University
Scholar, The Bunting Institute, and Harvard Fellow
Seminar in Advanced Musical Studies, Princeton University
Fatman Composition Prize, Smith College
Composers Guild First Prize
Boston Composers' Project
National League of American Pen Women First Prizes, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992
National Music Teachers Association, New England, Composer of the Year Award, 1985
Sigma Alpha Iota, National Arts Associate

Circle of Creative Arts 2003
National Endowment for the Arts, Young Audiences,
National Endowment for the Arts, Concerto Grosso No. 2, Portland Maine Symphony (1969)
National Endowment for the Arts, for Maine ETV, Principles and Elements of Design (1967)
Arizona State University Brass Choir, Ralph Lockwood, Conductor
Music in Maine Brass Quintet, Game of Chance (1966)
Music in Maine String Quartet and Easy Student Violin, Space Music II (1967)
Music in Maine Brass Quintet, Three Movements for Brass Quintet (1978)
MTNA Composer of the Year (Massachusetts, 1985)
"Time Out for Tuba," (for Tuba and Tape) for Barton Cummings, TUBA Convention (1979)
“Tarot," for Ken Dorn, Saxophone (1971)
“Reflections," for Row Twelve, Gail Grycel (1987)