Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Semi-finalists: ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE/ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce orchestras and orchestral conductors who have been advanced to the semi-final round of The American Prize competitions for 2011. Congratulations! To know the exact date and time when finalists will be announced, please subscribe to our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Semi-finalist choruses and choral conductors will be announced tomorrow at 4pm.

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The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2011
SEMI-FINALISTS (in no order)







Professional Orchestra
Edison Symphony, Metuchen, NJ
Western Piedmont Symphony, Hickory, NC
Pensacola Symphony, Pensacola, FL

Community Orchestra
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Rockaway, NJ
Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Metuchen, NJ
Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, New York, NY

College/University Orchestra
Pacific (University) Philharmonic, Forest Grove, OR
Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Ithaca, NY
The Mannes Orchestra, New York, NY
University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis, TN
Cornell Orchestras, Ithaca, NY
University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor, MI

Youth Orchestra
Houston Youth Symphony, Houston, TX
Vivace String Orchestra, LaGrangeville, NY
Philharmonia String Orchestra and Soloist Ensemble
, San Diego, CA

Secondary or High School Orchestra

Horace Mann String Sinfonietta, Bronx, NY
Arlington High School Philharmonia, LaGrangeville, NY


The American Prize in Conducting, Orchestra Division, 2011
SEMI-FINALISTS (in no order)






Professional Orchestra
Benjamin Rous, Associate Conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Portsmouth, VA
Judith Morse, Music Director & Conductor, Edison Symphony Orchestra, Edison, NJ
Travis J├╝rgens, Music Director & Conductor, Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Falls Church, VA

Community Orchestra
Christopher Ramaekers, Principal Conductor, Ravenswood Community Orchestra, Chicago, Il
Eric Peterson, Conductor, Queer Urban Orchestra (QUD), Jackson Heights, NY
Mark Perlman, Music Director, Willamette Falls Symphony, Salem, OR
David Bernard, Music Director, Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, New York, NY
David Leibowitz, Music Director, New York Repertory Orchestra, New York, NY

College/University Orchestra
Kenneth Kiesler, Music Director, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor, MI
Robert William Boardman, DMA Orchestral Conducting 2010, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Yorgos Kouritas, Associate Conductor, Brighton Symphony, Music Director, New Horizons Orchestra, Rochester, NY
Bryce Seliger, Director of Orchestral Activities, Pacific Philharmonic, Forest Grove, OR
Nikolas Caoile, Director of Orchestras, Central Washington University Symphony Orchestra, Ellensburg, WA
Vera Volchansky, Director/Conductor, Millersville University Orchestra, Lancaster, PA
Jeffery Meyer, Directors of Orchestras, Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Ithaca, NY
Pu-Qi Jiang, conductor, University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis, TN
Jason Lim, freelance conductor, Denton, TX
Taeyoung Lee, Orchestral Conducting Student, The Mannes Orchestra, New York, NY
Paul Mauffray, Assistant Conductor, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Bloomington, IN
Jacob Sustaita, Graduate Assistant, Penn State University Philharmonic, State College, PA
Roger Kalia, Doctoral Conducting Fellow, Indiana University Sinfonietta/Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Bloomington, IN

Youth Orchestra
Nathaniel Meyer, Founder & Conductor, Belmont Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Belmont, MA
Michael Webster, Artistic Director, Houston Youth Symphony, Houston, TX
Alyze Dreiling, Conductor, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego, CA

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