Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Semi-finallists: CONDUCTORS (orchestral programming)—Marijosius Award, 2018-19

Vytautas Marijosius
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Lazaar Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in orchestral programming, The Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award. 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.

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. 

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

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.
 

NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—college/university division, 2018-19

Thomas Dickey
Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra
Stillwater OK  
  
Chris Younghoon Kim
Cornell Orchestra
Ithaca NY  
   
Jeffery Meyer
ASU Symphony Orchestra
Tempe AZ    

David Rahbee
University of Washington Symphony Orchestra
Seattle WA  
  
Rachel L. Waddell
University of Rochester Orchestras
Rochester NY


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—community & youth division, 2018-19

Donald L. Appert
The Jewish Community Orchestra of Portland
Portland OR  
  
Robert Boardman
South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras
South Bend IN
 
Reuben Blundell
Landsdowne Symphony Orchestra
Landsdowne PA  

Warren Friesen
Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
Duluth MN    

John Gordon
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
Round Rock TX 
Thomas Rainey conductor
  
Travis Jurgens
Ohio Northern Symphony
Ada OH     

Tara Villa Keith
Lee County Community Orchestra
Sanford NC  
  
Walter Morales
Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh PA  

Felipe Morales-Torres
Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras
Cincinnati OH
  
David William Oertel
Starlight Symphony Orchestra
Wimberley TX     


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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 soon. 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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