Friday, May 20, 2011

Semi-finalists: OPERA PERFORMANCE/CONDUCTING, ORCHESTRA PROGRAMMING announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce those individuals and ensembles who have advanced to the semi-final round in its new competitions in Opera Performance, Opera Conducting and in the unique field of Orchestral Programming. Congratulations!

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







Crane Opera Ensemble, Crane School of Music (SUNY), Potsdam, NY
Boston Opera Collaborative, Boston, MA
Lowell House Opera, Cambridge, MA
Astoria Music Festival Opera, Portland, OR


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

Channing Yu, Conductor, Lowell House Opera, Cambridge, MA
Robert W. Butts, Artistic Director/Conductor, Opera at Florham, Rockaway, NJ
Matthew Bertuzzi, Assistant Conductor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Eric Peterson, Music Director, Troupers Light Opera Company, Stamford, CT
Beau Benson, Principal Conductor, Metroplex Opera Company, Robinson, TX
Michael Sakir, Conductor, Boston Opera Collaborative, Boston, MA
Keith Clark, Artistic Director, Astoria Music Festival, Portland, OR


The American Prize in Orchestral Programming, 2011
Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award
SEMI-FINALISTS (in no order)





Donald L. Appert, Music Director/Conductor, Oregon Sinfonietta, Vancouver, WA
Donald L. Appert, Music Director/Conductor, Clark College Orchestra, Vancouver, WA
Chris Younghoon Kim, Director of Orchestras, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Peter Freisinger, Music Director/Conductor, Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, Boston, MA
Michael Griffith, Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Brian Stone, Music Director, University of Delaware Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Newark DE
Robert W. Butts, Conductor, Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Rockaway, NJ
Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca, NY
Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Ithaca, NY
Mark Perlman, Music Director, Willamette Falls Symphony, Salem, OR
David Leibowitz, Music Director, New York Repertory Orchestra, New York, NY

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