Wednesday, August 1, 2012

FINALISTS: College/University Orchestras and their conductors, 2012

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST conductors and ensembles, 2012, in the College/University division. Please scroll down for additional finalist conductors and ensembles in choral and orchestral music, wind band, opera and musical theater. Congratulations!

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The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2012—College/University Division

Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra
, Douglas Droste, conductor, Stillwater, OK—Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Debussy, Respighi, Silbelius

Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Golan, conductor, Denver, CO—Beethoven: Symphony No. 7,  Hill: Symphony No. 2 (Beethoven 7.1)

Florida State University Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Jimenez, conductor, Tallahassee, FL—Zwilich: Millennium Fantasy, Images, Peanuts Gallery

University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Tonu Kalam, conductor, Chapel Hill, NC—Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Sommerville, conductor, Wheaton, IL—Nielsen: Symphony No. 2, Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin, Mahler, more


The American Prize in Conducting—Orchestra Division, 2012—College/University

Ricardo Averbach—Miami University Symphony Orchestra, Oxford, OH—Liszt, Debussy, Brahms, more

Daniel W. Boothe—Chautauqua Summer Festival Orchestra, Chautauqua, NY—Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite, Tchaikovsky: Elegy

Conner Gray Covington—Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Rochester, NY—Schumann, Dvorak: Symphony No. 6, Beethoven, Wagner 

Yorgos Kouritas—Boise Philharmonic, others, Boise, ID—Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet, more
Gemma New—Peabody Recital Orchestra, Baltimore, MD—Wagner, Stravinsky, Brahms

Dr. David Rudge—SUNY Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra, Fredonia, NY—Elgar: Enigma Variations, Dvorak: Cello Concerto  

Dr. Bryce Seliger—The Pacific Philharmonic, Forest Grove, OR— Gould, Stravinsky, Beethoven

Vlad Vizireanu—Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, Tempe, AZ—Vaughan Williams, Liszt

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