Friday, April 9, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to ORCHESTRAL SEMI-FINALISTS

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL SEMI-FINALISTS for The American Prize spring 2010 competitions in ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE and ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING.

We were delighted with the musical and geographic diversity represented by the ensembles and individuals listed below and look forward to the inspiring (if difficult) task of selecting FINALISTS. (Finalists will be announced according to the schedule posted for each competition.)

If you were NOT chosen as a semi-finalist, the competition is not yet over. Different from many competitions where contestants who do not reach the semi-finals are eliminated without further consideration or communication, each contestant, including those not advanced to the semi-finals, whether an ensemble or individual, will receive an evaluation. Those evaluations will be emailed AFTER the winners are finally tabulated and announced in June. In this way, The American Prize seeks to provide encouragement to every one of its contestants, regardless of location, category or stature.

SEMI-FINALISTS in ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE

Announced April 9, 2010—Listed in no order, by category


High School Orchestras

Longmeadow High School Symphony Orchestra—Longmeadow, MA
Patriot Orchestra—A.E. Stevenson High School—Lincolnshire, IL

Youth Orchestras
Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra—Rockford, IL
Houston Youth Symphony—Houston, TX

College/University Orchestras
Cornell University Symphony Orchestra—Ithaca, NY
Texas Chamber Group Orchestra—Austin, TX
Las Cruces Symphony at NMSU—Las Cruces, NM
Appalachian Symphony Orchestra—Boone, NC
Lehigh University Philharmonic—Bethlehem, PA
Oxford Chamber Orchestra—Oxford, OH
Miami University Symphony Orchestra—Oxford, OH
University of Mary Washington Philharmonic—Fredericksburg, VA
Lamont Symphony Orchestra—Denver, CO

Community Orchestras

Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey—Rockaway, NJ
Austin Civic Orchestra—Austin, TX
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic—Alexandria, VA
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra—Bemidji, MN
NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra—Gainesville, VA
Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra—Alexandria, VA
West Hartford Symphony Orchestra—West Hartford, CT
Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra—West Windsor, NJ
Auburn University/Community Orchestra—Auburn, AL
Mercury Orchestra—Cambridge, MA

Professional Orchestras
Fox Valley Symphony—Appleton, WI
Annapolis Symphony—Annapolis, MD
Western Piedmont Symphony—Hickory, NC
Lancaster Festival Orchestra—Lancaster, OH
Orchestra Miami—Miami, FL

SEMI-FINALISTS in CONDUCTING (ORCHESTRAL DIVISION)
Announced April 9, 2010—Listed alphabetically by state

Howard Goldstein, AL
Lawrence Golan, CO
Richard Chiarappa, CT
Theresa Diaz McGee, CT
Elaine Rinaldi, FL   
Daniel Black, IL
Clark Chaffee, IL
Tong Chen, MD
Jose-Luis Novo, MD
Channing Yu, MA
Yohei Sato, MA
Beverly Everett, MN
Robert W. Butts, NJ
Chiu-Tze Lin, NJ
Lonnie Klein, NM
James Allen Anderson, NC
Ricardo Averbach, OH   
Gary Sheldon, OH
Eugene Albulescu, PA
Nadezda Potemkina, TN
Christopher T. F. Hanson, TX
Wesley Schulz, TX
Michael Webster, TX
Kevin Bartram, VA
Dana McCarthy, VA   
James Villani, VA
Robert Tomaro, WI

Next week, the SEMI-FINALISTS for The American Prize spring 2010 competitions in CHORAL PERFORMANCE and CHORAL CONDUCTING will be announced. Following that announcement, The American Prize will share with  media contacts provided by all semi-finalists news of their selection.

Please DO email to our office links to news stories about your selection that appear in the media. We will make those links available on our blog.

Again, congratulations to all semi-finalists and thank you for your interest in The American Prize.

David Katz, chief judge
The American Prize
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