On June 16, 2017 at Early Music America’s annual meeting at the Boston Early Music Festival, Angela Mariani, Director of the Texas Tech Collegium Musicum, received the prestigious 2017 Thomas Binkley Award for “outstanding achievement in performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college collegium musicum.”
"Words cannot express how stunned, honored, and delighted I am to be selected as the 2017 Thomas Binkley Award Winner. This is especially meaningful to me as Tom was such an important teacher and mentor to me. I am humbled and grateful to accept the award, which really goes to my own teachers, and to the dozens of dedicated students who have taken part in the Texas Tech Collegium Musicum for the last sixteen years."

Early Music America is the non-profit national service organization for the field of historical performance in North America (earlymusicamerica.org).  Their many initiatives include grants, scholarships, networking resources for members, publications, sponsorship of competitions, and an annual Young Performer’s Festival that showcases university-level early music performers. Every year, in addition to a number of scholarships and grants, they give three major awards: one for lifetime achievement in the world of historical performance; one for outreach and community education; and one for outstanding achievement in performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college early music ensemble or “collegium musicum.”   

More information can be found here.  (Click on “Thomas Binkley Award.”)