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The American Prize in Musical Theater Performance, 2012
High School Division
The American Prize winner:George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA
|George Mason High School—Les Mis|
George Mason High School Theater Department hosts two full scale theater productions per year. Casting is open to all students and casts are drawn from high school grades 8-12. The school, located in Falls Church, Virginia, offers introductory theater classes to its 8th to 10th grade students and offers International Baccalaureate Theater and Music classes to advanced 11th and 12th grade students. The philosophy of the theater director is collaborative and developmental, with emphasis on the learning process above the final product.
Youth Musical Theater Company of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
|Youth Music Theater Company—Ragtime|
East Rockaway Junior/Senior High School, Long Island, NY
|East Rockaway Junior/Senior High School—Crazy for You|
The American Prize in Conducting—Musical Theater Division—high school
The American Prize winner:Mary Jo West, George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA (Les Mis)
2ND PLACE:David Crews Moschler, Youth Musical Theater Company of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (Ragtime)
David Möschler works as a conductor and musical director throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He has music directed over seventy-five fully-staged productions, most recently with Center Repertory Theater, Shotgun Players, Ray of Light Theatre, Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, Youth Musical Theater Company of Berkeley and Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento. During the summer Möschler is a principal conductor with College Light Opera Company in Cape Cod, where he has served on the music staff for six seasons. He received his Master of Arts in Music from UC Davis, where he studied orchestral and choral conducting with D. Kern Holoman and Jeffrey Thomas.
Patrick Towey—Ken-Ton Summer Theatre Arts Group Experience (The Wiz)
Congratulations to all winners and runners-up.