Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CONDUCTOR semi-finalists, 2016: ORCHESTRA

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in orchestra divisions. Congratulations! As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—professional orchestra division

Yutaka Kono
    Burlington Chamber Orchestra
    Burlington VT  PR  Yes
Genevieve Leclair
    Boston Ballet Orchestra
    Boston MA
Jason Lim
    Odysseus N. Texas Chamber Orchestra
    McKinney TX
Paul Mauffray
    Hradec Kralove Philharmonic
    Czech Republic
 Walter Morales
    Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
    Greensburg PA
Ryan Murray
    Music in the Mountains Festival
    Grass Valley CA
Miran Vaupotich
    Malta Philharmonic
    Valletta MALTA

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university orchestra division

Hector Aguero
    Willamette U. Chamber Orchestra
    Salem OR
James Allen Anderson
    Universityof Delaware Symphony Orchestra
    Newark DE
Ricardo Averbach
    Miami U. Symphony Orchestra
    Oxford OH
Thomas Taylor Dickey
    Oklahoma State U. Symphony Orchestra
    Stillwater OK
Mathias Elmer
    University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    Memphis TN
Gonzalo Farias
    U. of Illinois Symphony Orchestra
    Urbana IL 
Peter J. Folliard
    Eastman Philharmonia
    Rochester NY
David Gargaro
    Bard Conservatory Orchestra
    New York NY
Lance H. Inouye
    Lewis & Clark Orchestra
    Portland OR
Lev Ivanov
    IL Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra
    Bloomington IL 
Jaclyn Johnson
    UT Symphony Orchestra
    Knoxville TN
Chris Younghoon Kim
    Cornell Chamber Orchestra
    Ithaca NY
Jeffrey Klefstad
    All University Orchestra
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh PA
Yutaka Kono
    The University of Vermont
    Symphony Orchestra
    Burlington VT
Aaron Kuan
    Dudley House Orchestra
    Cambridge MA
Genevieve Leclair
    Syracuse University Symphony
    Syracuse NY
Jaemi Loeb
    Centre College Orchestra
    Danville KY
Eunseok Seo
    KSU Orchestra
    Kent OH  CU  Yes
Kevin Sutterlin
    University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    Memphis TN

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community orchestra division

Matthew Cody
    Oneota Valley Community Orchestra
    Decorah IA 
Lois Ferrari
    Austin Civic Orchestra
    Austin TX
Thomas Rainey
    Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
    Round Rock TX
Grant Harville
    Idaho State Civic Symphony
    Pocatello ID
Matthew Hooper
    West Shore Symphony Orchestra
    Mechanicsburg PA
Yutaka Kono
    Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra
    Middlebury VT
Aaron Kuan
    Dudley House Orchestra
    Cambridge MA
Zachary D. McCoy
    Balmoral Chamber Orchestra
    Memphis TN
Walter Morales
    Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
    Pittsburgh PA
David P. Sartor
    The Parthenon Chamber Orchestra
    Nashville TN
Toru Tagawa
    Tucson Repertory Orchestra
    Tucson AZ

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—youth and school orchestra division (corrected)

Robert W. Boardman
    South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras
    South Bend IN
Orlando Cela
    North Carolina Governor's School Orchestra
    Winston-Salem NC
Cheung Chau
    Utah All-State Orchestra
    Salt Lake City UT
Alyze Dreiling
    YPO Soloists Ensemble
    San Diego CA 
Farkhad Khudyev
    Youth Music Monterey
    Monterey CA
Yutaka Kono
    Vermont Youth Philharmonia
    Burlington VT
Michael Webster
    Houston Youth Symphony
    Houston TX
Ryan Murray
    Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra
    Modesto CA  YO  Yes
Ron Polomchak
    Schaumburg Youth Concert Orchestra
    Schaumburg IL
Carolyn Watson
    Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
    Interlochen MI


We invite semi-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! I've just been selected as a semi-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 finalists in my division in several weeks. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

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

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

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