The American Prize—Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming honors the memory of the great Lithuanian conductor, Maestro Vytautas Marijosius, music director of the Lithuanian State Opera, and for nearly thirty-five years Director of Orchestral Activities at the Hartt School of Music. The Prize recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community.
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SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—college/university division
The Hunter Symphony
New York NY
OK State University Symphony Orchestra
Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra
Tara Villa Keith
Davidson College Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim
David Alexander Rahbee
University of Washington Symphony Orchestra
SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—community division
(this listing updated 4/20/18 to correct a clerical omission)
Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra
Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra
John B. Gordon / Thomas Rainey
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
Round Rock TX
Tara Villa Keith
Lee County Community Orchestra
Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
David W. Oertel
Starlight Symphony Orchestra
Wimberley / Kyle TX
Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra
Sugar Land TX
SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—youth orchestra division
Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra
Bainbridge Island WA
South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra
South Bend IN
SD Symphony Youth Orchestra
Sioux Falls SD
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