Friday, May 14, 2010

YOUTH CHOIR and SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR FINALISTS announced

(additional choral finalists to be announced this weekend.)

The American Prize is pleased to announce that three youth choirs and their applicant conductors and four secondary school choirs have been advanced to the final round of The American Prize spring 2010 competitions in choral performance and choral conducting.

In announcing the finalists, David Katz, chief judge of The American Prize, provided these comments: What a happy time selecting the finalists for the high school and youth choir divisions of The American Prize in Choral Performance. I knew there were great sports teams in secondary schools across the country—we seem to hear about them —but there are great music “teams” as well, and some of them are included among the finalists. I look forward to announcing the winning results in June, whoever they may be, and through The American Prize help to give recognition to young people who excel in this important part of their secondary education. Congratulations to all the finalists.

In no order, the choirs and conductors are below.

YOUTH CHOIR FINALISTS:
The Salem Youth Chorus and conductor Jon Simsic—Salem, OH  


The New World Singers—Columbus, OH 



The Rhode Island Children’s Chorus-Chamber Choir and conductor Christine Noel—Harrisville, R.I. 


HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR FINALISTS:
Olympia High School Chorale—Stanford, IL 


HSPVA Madrigal Singers—Houston, TX 


Burley Middle School Young Women’s Chorus—Charlottesville, VA 


Traverse City West Sr. High School Chorale—Traverse City, MI (no photo available)

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

Congratulations to all finalists.

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