Sunday, July 18, 2010

PRIZEWORTHY: All the winners.

The American Prize celebrates the winners of its spring 2010 competitions. For photos and bios of all prizewinners, please see their separate blog entries, below (published earlier).


PERFORMANCE PRIZES (orchestras):

The American Prize in Orchestra Performance (professional division)
LANCASTER FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, Lancaster, OH
Gary Sheldon, music director

2nd place: Annapolis Symphony Orchestra,  
Jose-Luis Novo, conductor, Annapolis, MD

3rd place: Western Piedmont Symphony,  
John Ross, conductor, Hickory, NC


The American Prize in Orchestra Performance (community division)
MERCURY ORCHESTRA, Cambridge, MA
Channing Yu, music director

2nd place: Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, 
Chiu-Tze Lin, conductor, West Windsor, NJ

3rd place: Auburn University/Community Orchestra, 
Howard Goldstein, conductor, Auburn, AL


The American Prize in Orchestra Performance (college/university division)
TEXAS CHAMBER GROUP ORCHESTRA, Austin, TX
Wesley Schulz, conductor

2nd place: Oxford Chamber Orchestra,
Ricardo Averbach, conductor, Miami, OH

3rd place: Cornell Symphony Orchestra,
Chris Kim, conductor, Ithaca, NY


The American Prize in Orchestra Performance (youth orchestra division)
HOUSTON YOUTH SYMPHONY, Houston, TX
Michael Webster, conductor

2nd place: Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra,
Daniel Black, conductor, Rockford, IL
 

The American Prize in Orchestra Performance (high school division)
LONGMEADOW HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Longmeadow, MA
Michael Mucci, conductor

2nd place: Stevenson H.S. Patriot Orchestra,
Clark Chaffee, conductor, Lincolnshire, IL 



PERFORMANCE PRIZES (choruses):

The American Prize in Choral Performance (professional division)
ROOMFUL of TEETH, Williamstown, MA
Brad Wells, founder and artistic director

2nd place: VOX—The Rob Seible Singers,
Rob Seible, conductor, Houston, TX


The American Prize in Choral Performance (community division)
CHORAL ARTS, Seattle, WA
Robe Bode, music director

2nd place (tie): Seattle Pro Musica, 
Karen Thomas, conductor, Seattle, WA

2nd place (tie): Atlanta Sacred Chorale,
Eric Nelson, conductor, Atlanta, GA

3rd place (tie): Sacramento Choral Society,
Donald Kendrick, conductor, Sacramento, CA

3rd place (tie): Calvin College Alumni Choir,
Pearl Shangkuan, conductor, Grand Rapids, MI


The American Prize in Choral Performance (college/university division)
WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE CAMERATA SINGERS, Washington, PA
Susan Medley, conductor

2nd place: LBCC Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir,
James Reddan, conductor, Albany, OR

3rd place: NW Oklahoma University Chorale,
Stephen Kingsbury, conductor, Alva, OK


The American Prize in Choral Performance (youth choir division)
NEW WORLD SINGERS, Columbus, OH
Sandra Mathias, director

2nd place: Rhode Island Children’s Chorus Chamber Choir,
Christine Noel, director, Harrisville, R.I.

3rd place: Salem Youth Chorus,
Jon Simsic, director, Salem, OH


The American Prize in Choral Performance (high school division)
HSPVA MADRIGAL SINGERS, Houston, TX
Rob Seible, director

2nd place: Traverse City West Senior High School Chorale,
Russ Larimer, conductor, Traverse City, MI

3rd place: Burley Middle School Young Women’s Chorus,
Craig Jennings, conductor, Charlottesville, VA

4th place: Olympia High School Chorale,
Debbie Aurelius-Muir, director, Stanford, IL


CONDUCTING PRIZES:

The American Prize in Conducting (professional division)
GARY SHELDON,
Lancaster Festival Orchestra, Lancaster, OH


The American Prize in Conducting (college/university division)
RICARDO AVERBACH,
Oxford Chamber Orchestra, Oxford, OH



The American Prize in Conducting (community division)
CHANNING YU,
Mercury Orchestra, Cambridge, MA


The American Prize in Conducting (community division)
ERIC NELSON,
Atlanta Sacred Chorale, Atlanta, GA


The American Prize in Conducting—Career Incentive Award
TONG CHEN



CONDUCTING CITATIONS:

The American Prize in Conducting: Excellence in Music Education Citation

CLARK CHAFFEE,
Stevenson H.S. Patriot Orchestra, Lincolnshire, IL (high school orchestra)


BEVERLY EVERETT,
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Bemidji, MN (community orchestra)

JEREMY FAUST, 
International Orange Chorale, San Francisco, CA (community chorus)

HOWARD GOLDSTEIN,
Auburn University/Community Orchestra, Auburn, AL (community orchestra)

KATHLEEN MCGUIRE,
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, San Francisco, CA (community chorus)

CHRISTINE NOEL,
Rhode Island Children’s Chorus Chamber Choir, Harrisville, R.I. (youth chorus)

JAMES REDDAN,
LBCC Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, Albany, OR (college chorus)


The American Prize in Conducting: Young Conductor Citation

NADEZHDA POTEMKINA,
Memphis, TN (orchestra)

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Congratulations again to all winners, runners-up and citation recipients.

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