All finalists receive written evaluations from a member of The American Prize judging panel.
Complete listings of finalists and semi-finalists in The American Prize competitions may be found elsewhere on this blog.
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The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance, 2015, college/university division:
The American Prize winner:
Illinois State Univ. Wind Symphony
Dr Martin H. Seggelke, director
|Illinois State Univ. Wind Symphony|
Baylor University Wind Ensemble
Eric Wilson, director
|Baylor University Wind Ensemble|
Since 2006, more than thirty collaborations with guest composers, conductors, and performers have provided compelling perspectives and inspiring interactions for Baylor students and faculty. Graduates of the Baylor Wind Ensemble hold distinguished teaching positions at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.
Additionally, former members of the group have secured appointments in orchestras around the world, as well as in leading military bands of the armed services. To find recordings, photos, and event announcements, follow the Baylor University Wind Ensemble on Facebook.
The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble
David Vickerman, director
|The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble|
The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance, 2015, community/school division:
The American Prize winner:
Birch P. Browning, director
The Music Director of the Cleveland Winds is Dr. Birch Browning, Associate Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands at Cleveland State University. Dr. Browning taught high school band and orchestra in Florida prior to earning a Ph.D. in Music Education at Florida State University in 2002. Dr. Browning previously taught at Stetson University and FSU. Dr. Browning’s forthcoming book, Becoming a Musician-Educator: An Orientation to Musical Pedagogy, will be published by Oxford University Press.
Quincy Concert Band
Trent A. Hollinger, director
|Quincy Concert Band|
Metropolitan Wind SymphonyLewis J. Buckley, director
|Metropolitan Wind Symphony|
The MWS presents formal performances of traditional and contemporary wind band literature, as well as informal pops concerts. Members travel to rehearsals from over thirty communities in Massachusetts and neighboring states. All volunteers, they pursue careers in education, high technology, medicine, law, music, and public health.
The MWS has commissioned 26 works for wind band since 1982; many have been published and performed by other bands worldwide.
The Boston Festival of Bands, founded in 1989 by the MWS and celebrated annually at historic Faneuil Hall, includes performances by bands from throughout the Northeast.
Visit MWS @ http://www.mws-boston.org
Parkview High School Symphonic Band
Jason Atha, director
|Parkview High School Symphonic Band|