Friday, May 7, 2010

TWO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS, TWO HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRAS ADVANCED to FINALS for THE AMERICAN PRIZE

(additional orchestral finalists to be announced later this week.)

The American Prize is pleased to announce that two youth orchestras and two high school orchestras and their conductors have been advanced to the final round of The American Prize spring 2010 competitions in orchestral performance and orchestral conducting. In no order, the orchestras and conductors are below.

YOUTH ORCHESTRA FINALISTS:

The Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra and Conductor Daniel Black, Rockford, IL in music by Schubert, Haydn, Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

The Houston Youth Symphony and Conductor Michael Webster, Houston, TX for Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA FINALISTS:
The Stevenson High School Patriot Orchestra and Conductor Clark Chaffee, Lincolnshire, IL, in music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Gould, Herbert and more.

The Longmeadow High School Symphony Orchestra, Longmeadow, MA, for their National Orchestra Festival performance at Carnegie Hall. 

Additional orchestral performance and orchestral conducting finalists in college/university and professional categories will be announced this weekend. Choral performance and choral conducting finalists will be announced the week of May 10th.

Winners of The American Prize spring competitions in choral and orchestral performance and in conducting will be announced in June.

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