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The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2015, youth orchestra division
The American Prize winner:
Houston Youth Symphony
Michael Webster, music director Houston, TX
|Houston Youth Symphony|
In the community, HYS provides free private music lessons for talented youth in select economically disadvantaged communities through the Melody Program. In January 2015, HYS launched the Coda Music Program, an after-school pilot effort modeled after El Sistema that brings graduated, intensive string instruction to two elementary schools using classical music and group instruction to build community and social transformation.
Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra
Thomas Dickey, music director Dubuque, IA
|Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra|
Stringendo Orchestra School's Vivace
Jonathan Handman, music director Poughkeepsie, NY
|Stringendo Orchestra School's Vivace|