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The American Prize in Conducting
—youth/high school orchestra division
The American Prize winner:
ANGEL VELEZ, student teacher
Santa Monica High School Symphony
Santa Monica, CA
Among judges' comments: "His technique is clear and rehearsal style relaxed yet focused and productive."
MICHAEL WEBSTER, director
Houston Youth Symphony
Among judges' comments: "...an experienced conductor conducting a superb group of musicians through difficult repertory."
ALYZE DREILING, director
YPO Soloist Ensemble
San Diego, CA
Among judges' comments: "…a very effective conductor…"