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 Orchestral Performance, 2015, community orchestra division
The American Prize winner:
Manassas Symphony Orchestra
James Villani, music director Manassas, VA
|Manassas Symphony Orchestra|
Elliot Moore, music director Detroit, MI
|Detroit Medical Orchestra|
Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra
Peter Wilson, music director Waynesboro, VA
|Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra|
serving Waynesboro, Staunton, Charlottesville and other Central Virginia Communities. The WSO provides dedicated instrumentalists with opportunities to collaborate in an intergenerational and educational environment, to share in the joy of music-making and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the region.
SPECIAL JUDGE'S CITATION: "Commitment to Community Outreach and Music Education"
Thomas Rainey, music director Round Rock, TX
|Williamson County Symphony|
The Orchestra performs FREE "pops-styled" concerts with a mixture of music from the classical, romantic & modern periods, movies & TV music, contemporary music, jazz genre music, and new compositions from Composer-in-Resident, Dr ML Daniels. The FREE concerts are pitched toward families, seniors, and people who do not yet know they like great music. The Orchestra, directed by Dr Thomas Rainey, performs a two-concert series four times a year - Fall, Christmas, Spring, & Outdoor - at venues across Williamson County plus one FREE concert for the troops and their families at Ft Hood.