The American Prize is pleased to welcome additional judges in the areas of voice and vocal pedagogy, opera, and choral conducting to assist in adjudicating upcoming competitions. These individuals, whose combined expertise includes studio teaching, high school, college and university instruction, artist management, as well as professional performance, hail from the West Coast, New England, the Midwest and South, bringing a level of experience as varied as we hope the winners of The American Prize will be.
Dr. Anne Harley, Assistant Professor, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, Instructor of Voice and Opera, Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Dr. Daniel Farris, Assistant Professor of Choral/Vocal, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Thomas, OK
Dr. Donald Freed, Associate Professor of Vocal Music, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
Dr. Sandra Howard, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Dr. Dean FH Macy, noted author, vocal coach, artist manager and pedagogue, Peterborough, NH
Mr. Brian O’Connell faculty Boston Conservatory/UMass-Lowell, vocal pedagogy, choral methods, Boston, MA
Dr. Bonnie Borshay Sneed, Director of Choral Activities/Associate Professor, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
Mr. Kyle Weary, Dept. Head for Voice, Ingram School for the Arts, Washington County BOE, MD
Dr. Jay White, Grammy Award-winning eight year veteran of the acclaimed solo vocal ensemble, CHANTICLEER, Assistant Professor of Voice at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.