All finalists receive written evaluations from a member of The American Prize judging panel.
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The American Prize in Choral Performance
—high school/youth choir division
The American Prize winner:
Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco
Susan McMane, director
San Francisco CA
|Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco|
YWCP consists of three ensembles whose members range in age from seven to eighteen and who represent the socio-economic diversity of the Bay Area. Singers rehearse twice weekly, and the advanced Young Women’s Chorus presents a six-concert season in the Bay Area, and annually tours nationally or internationally. With a repertoire that spans early music to contemporary compositions, YWC has already received accolades in Italy, on the SF Opera stage, and with the Kronos Quartet, whose founder David Harrington stated, “this is an incredible group of young musicians whose passion, and commitment to excellence are so clearly at the heart of every note they sing.”
Among judges' comments: "... warm, rich, open resonance throughout range…"
THE DELPHIAN CHOIR
Great Falls High School
Patrick Ryan, director
Great Falls MT
|THE DELPHIAN CHOIR|
Among judges' comments: "…. wonderful maturity, connectivity, and sensitivity…evident in this submission."
Longmeadow High School
Kayla Werlin, director
Among judges' comments: "…good sense of ensemble within rubato passages, great blend on vowels!"