Thursday, July 28, 2011

WINNER in ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE (high school orchestra) announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce the winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (high school orchestra division), 2011.

Arlington High School Philharmonia, Jonathan Handman, conductor, LaGrangeville, NY 
Arlington High School is located in LaGrangeville, NY and Philharmonia is the most advanced of the four orchestras in the school.  The program consists of one ninth grade string orchestra and three symphonic orchestras for students in grades 10-12, of which Ms. Elizabeth Handman and Mr. Jonathan Handman are the directors.  In total, the program has over 250 string students and 75 wind/percussion members that join the strings every other day as their second ensemble in addition to the band program that they are members of.  Arlington Central School District’s Music Coordinator is Mr. Joseph Szabo and the High School Principal is Dr. Brendan Lyons.

Horace Mann High School String Sinfonietta, Darin Lewis, conductor, of Bronx, NY, placed second. 


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