Suzanne Ciani - Awards

Awards and Recognitions
A picture of Suzanne at Wellesley College

2015-- Suzanne Ciani awarded the prestigious Alumnae Achievement Award from Wellesley College - The highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields of endeavor.

2014-- Kickstarter Project to make a feature-length documentary file about the life and career of Suzanne Ciani called “A Life in Waves.” Suzanne’s fans fully funded the production of the film through Kickstarter.


2013
-- Suzanne Ciani inducted into the Pinball Expo Hall of Fame.
Recognition for developing with Bally a pinball machine with digital voice called Xenon.

Graphic of front cover of Keyboard Magazine.
2012
-- Suzanne Ciani inducted into the Keyboard Magazine's Hall of Fame.

2006
-- Suzanne Ciani Wins Napster Award: MOST PLAYED SELF-Click here for larger image. - Photo of Napster UK AwardPUBLISHED ARTIST,United Kingdom

2006
-- American Federation of Independent Music(Indie™) Winner -- "Silver Ship"
Suzanne holding MacDirectory 10 award
2001 -- MacDirectory Top Ten Award in recognition of Outstanding Vision, Leadership and Performance

2000 -- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence (Grammy®) Nominee -- "Turning."
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1998 -- American Federation of Independent Music (Indie™) Nominee -- "Turning"

1998 -- American Federation of Independent Music (Indie™) Nominee -- "Suzanne Ciani and The Wave: LIVE!"

1997 -- Lifetime Achievement Award (Granny) by the Women in Audio Section of the Audio and Engineering Society. grammy award

1997 -- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence (Grammy®) Nominee -- "Pianissimo II."

1996 -- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence (Grammy®) Nominee -- "Dream Suite."

1992 -- Keyboard Magazine Best New Age Keyboardist.

1991 -- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence (Grammy®) Nominee -- "Hotel Luna."
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1988 -- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence (Grammy®) Nominee -- "Neverland."

1987 -- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (New York Chapter) Most Valuable Synthesizer Player Award.

1985 -- International Advertising Film Festival (Cannes) Bronze Lion Award for Excellence in Advertising.

1977-89 -- Numerous Clios (Awards for Excellence in Advertising).
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1980 -- Ciani designs sounds for Xenon Pinball and becomes first human female voice in a game
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1980 -- Suzanne is the first woman hired to score a major Hollywood feature, "The Incredible Shrinking Woman," with Lily Tomlin. (Not until 1994 would another woman be hired by Hollywood!)

1977 -- Created the special electronic effects on the Buchla for platinum selling Meco's Star Wars.

1976 -- National Endowment for the Arts Composer Grant. 1975 -- New York Creative Artists Public Service Grant.

1972 -- Ford Foundation Grant through the Mills College Center for Electronic Music.

1968-70 -- Hertz Memorial Fellowship in Music.

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