Monday, November 9, 2015

ORCHESTRA FINALISTS: youth, high school orchestra, 2015

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST youth and high school orchestras for 2015 in separate divisions. Congratulations! All finalists receive written evaluations.

To know the exact date when WINNERS, runners-up and any citation recipients 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 Orchestral Performance (youth orchestra division)

Thomas Dickey    Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra
    Dubuque, IA
Jonathan Handman    Stringendo Orchestra School's
    Vivace   Poughkeepsie, NY 
Michael Webster   Houston Youth Symphony 
    Houston, TX 

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (high school orchestra division)

Beau Benson    Midway Camerata 
    Waco, TX 
Jonathan Handman    Arlington HS Philharmonia 
    LaGrangeville, NY
Tanner Ledford    Klein Oak Symphony Orchestra 
    Spring, TX
Ryan Ross    Jasper Legacy Orchestra 
    Plano, TX
Timothy Verville    Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra 
    Idyllwild, CA
Dr. Carolyn Watson    Interlochen Arts Academy
    Orchestra   Interlochen, MI 
Dan Whisler    Youth Performing Arts School Philharmonia 
    Louisville, KY 

We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! (Ensemble) just been selected as a finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: or follow the news on Facebook: or Twitter: "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.

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