Monday, July 22, 2013

CONDUCTOR FINALISTS, 2013: in all categories

The American Prize  is pleased to announce FINALIST CONDUCTORS, 2013: orchestras, choruses, bands, opera/musical theater.

Congratulations!

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One prize will be awarded in each of the following divisions. Several runners-up will also be announced in each category. All finalists receive written evaluations. The judges reserve the right to award special citations and honorable mentions to any entrant at their discretion.

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FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Orchestra division, professional
     
Darin Lewis  Simpatico Chamber Ensemble  Stamford, CT
Jason Lim   Odysseus Chamber Orchestra   Denton, TX
Judith Morse   Edison Symphony Edison, NJ
Vlad Vizireanu   George Enescu Philharmonic   Bucharest, Romania
Nan Harrison Washburn   Michigan Philharmonic   Plymouth, MI
     

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Orchestra division, community

David Bernard   Park Avenue Chamber Symphony   New York, NY
Anna Edwards   Seattle Collaborative Orchestra     Seattle, WA
Christopher Koch   Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra   Springfield, MO
Tara Towson Villa   Davidson College Symphony Orchestra   Davidson, NC      

  
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Orchestra division, college/university

"A very strong field of candidates working in diverse circumstances, each worthy of additional consideration and evaluation..."

David Gargaro   Bard College Orchestra   Annandale on Hudson, NY
Taeyoung Lee   Mannes Orchestra   New York, NY
Qinqing Qian   SFCM Conservatory Orchestra   San Francisco, CA
Alexandra Dee   Florida State University Philharmonia   Tallahassee, FL
Steven Eric Hawk   University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra   Athens, GA
Carlos Espinosa  University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra Lawrence, KS
Lance Inouye   Lewis and Clark Orchestra   Portland, OR
Jeffery Meyer   Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra   Ithaca, NY
Jason Fredrick Rinehart   Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe   Monroe, LA
Bryce Seliger   Pacific Philharmonic   Forest Grove, OR
Kevin Sutterlin   University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra   Memphis, TN
Chaowen Ting   Eastman Philharmonia   Rochester, NY
Vlad Vizireanu   Arizona State Univ. Symphony Orchestra   Tempe, AZ
Vera Volchansky   Mellersville University Orchestra   Lancaster, PA
     
 
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Orchestra division, youth
      
Thomas Taylor Dickey   Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra   Dubuque, IA
Alyze Dreiling   YPO Soloist Ensemble   San Diego, CA
Jonathan Handman   Vivace Arlington HS Philharmonia   Poughkeepsie, NY
Christopher T.F. Hanson  SMART Orchestra  San Marcos, TX
Michael Webster   Houston Youth Symphony   Houston, TX
     
  
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Choral division     

"Taken as a whole, a very strong field of candidates—exceptionally musical, committed and passionate..."

Donald Kendrick   Sacramento Choral Society   Sacramento, CA
Darin Lewis   St. Francis Choir   Stamford, CT
Thomas R. Vozzella   Free Will Baptist Choral Union   Nashville, TN
Ingrid Lestrud   Conservatory Choir   Chicago, IL
Peggy Dettwiler   Mansfield University Festival Chorus   Mansfield, PA
Timothy S. McDonnell   Ave Maria University Chamber Choir   Ave Maria, FL
Richard Nance   Pacific Lutheran University Choir of the West   Tacoma, WA


FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Band/Wind Ensemble division   
     
Joel Bein   High Desert Winds   Santa Fe, NM
Benjamin Lorenzo (various) Austin, Lubbock TX, West Point, NY
Thanapol Setabrahmana   CCM Wind Studies      Cincinnati, OH
Christopher Unger   Eastman Wind Ensemble/Eastman Wind Orchestra   Rochester, NY


FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Opera & Music Theater division
           
Robert W. Butts   BONJ Opera   Madison, NJ
   The Magic Flute
Brian DeMaris   Ithaca College   Ithaca, NY
   Gianni Schicchi
Eric Peterson   Savoynet Performing Group   Buxton, England
   The Sorcerer
Qinqing Qian   San Francisco Conservatory of Music   San Francisco, CA
   Don Giovanni
Maria Sensi Sellner   Hubbard Hall Opera Theater   Cambridge, NY
   La Traviata 
Maria Sensi Sellner   Boston Opera Collaborative   Boston, MA
   Orpheus in the Underworld      

      


Vytautas Marijosius
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming—Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award 

John Stickler   Gulf Coast Symphony   Biloxi, MS

Donald L. Appert   Clark College Orchestra   Vancouver, WA

Jason Love   Columbia Orchestra   Ellicott City, MD

Tara Towson Villa   Lee County Community Orchestra   Sanford, NC

Tara Towson Villa   Davidson College Symphony Orchestra   Davidson, NC

Jeffery Meyer   Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra   Ithaca, NY

Alyze Dreiling   YPO Soloist Ensemble   San Diego, CA


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Congratulations to all finalists.

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