Monday, November 9, 2015

CONDUCTOR FINALISTS: youth, high school orchestra, 2015

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 FINALIST conductors of Youth Orchestras and High School Orchestras, in separate categories. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

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FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—youth orchestra division

Robert Boardman
    South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra
    South Bend, IN
Benjamin Firer
    Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra
    State College, PA
Eric Meincke
    The Music Education Benefit Concert Orchestra
    Little Rock, AR
Ron Polomchak
    Schaumburg Youth Concert Orchestra    Schaumburg, IL
Deanna Tham
    Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra    Boise, ID
Allen Tinkham
    Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras    Chicago, IL
Carolyn Watson
    Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra    Detroit, MI
Michael Webster
    Houston Youth Symphony    Houston, TX

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—high school orchestra division

Beau  Benson
    Midway Camerata    Waco, TX
Carolyn Watson
    Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra    Interlochen, MI
 Dan Whisler
    Youth Performing Arts School Philharmonia
    Louisville, KY


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Congratulations to all finalists.

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