Thursday, July 21, 2011

WINNER in CHORAL PERFORMANCE and CONDUCTING (College/University) Announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce the winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance (College/University Division), 2011.

Mansfield University Concert Choir, Peggy Dettwiler, conductor, Mansfield, PA
The Mansfield University Concert Choir, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, has achieved an impressive reputation of excellence, having been chosen each of the last nineteen years to perform at MENC, ACDA, or NCCO conventions across the country and for international festivals around the world. In 2008, they won the Championship in the Gospel & Spiritual Category and placed second among 36 choirs in the Mixed Youth Choir Category at the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria.

Pacific Lutheran University Choir of the West, Richard Nance, conductor, Tacoma, WA, placed second.

University of Arizona Symphonic Choir, Elizabeth Schauer, conductor, Tucson, AZ, placed third. 


The American Prize is pleased to announce the winners of The American Prize in Cconducting (College/University Choral Division), 2011.

Carole J. Ott, assistant professor of choral music, University Chorale and and Chamber Singers, Greensboro, NC
Carole Ott, conductor, is Assistant Professor of Choral Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At UNCG, she directs the Chorale and teaches undergraduate and graduate level conducting. Additionally, she is the director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale. Ott recently joined the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp where she serves as director of the International Choir and Alumni Choir. Her degrees include an MM and DMA from the University of Michigan.

Peggy Dettwiler, conductor of the Mansfield University Concert Choir, Mansfield, PA, placed second.

David DeVenney, conductor of the West Chester University Concert Choir, West Chester, PA, placed third. 


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