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Rochester Review
May–June 2012
Vol. 74, No. 5

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puts (Photo: Photograph by Craig Ruttle/AP Images)

STEALING A SCENE: Composer Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99E (DMA) talks with his son, Benjamin, 2, at their home in Yonkers, N.Y., in April after Puts learned he had been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his opera, Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts. The first opera that Puts has composed, the work was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera, where it had its premiere last November. Puts is the ninth alumnus to win a Pulitzer and the 13th winner with University ties. Photograph by Craig Ruttle/AP Images.