All finalists receive written evaluations from a member of The American Prize judging panel.
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The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—youth orchestra division
The American Prize winner:
HOUSTON YOUTH SYMPHONY
Michael Webster, music director
|Houston Youth Symphony|
Among judges' comments: "Each musician’s technique is favorably on display in this exhilarating rendition." (Mahler Symphony No. 1)
VIVACE of the STRINGENDO ORCHESTRA SCHOOL
Jonathan Handman, music director
Among judges' comments: "Your recording of the Mozart Divertimento is simply stunning with the performance being completely memorized and self-directed. Bravo!"
TUCSON PHILHARMONIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Suzette Battan, music director
|Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra|
Among judges' comments: "Fine sound quality and fantastic dynamic contrasts."