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The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2015, college/university orchestra division
The American Prize winner:
Baylor Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Heyde, music director Waco, TX
|Baylor Symphony Orchestra|
Peabody Symphony Orchestra
Hajime Teri Murai, music director Baltimore, MD
|Peabody Symphony Orchestra|
Western Michigan Univ. Symphony Orchestra
Bruce Uchimura, music director Kalamazoo, MI
|Western Michigan Univ. Symphony Orchestra|
Under conductor and Professor of Cello, Bruce Uchimura, the University Symphony performs orchestral masterworks, features internationally recognized and WMU faculty soloists, and collaborates with touring ballet companies and popular culture artists. They present a six-concert season each year, which includes classical and Pops concerts. In 2014, the WMU orchestra gave a special performance of Richard Danielpour’s Requiem. The WMU Orchestra also features the Silver Medalist of the Stulberg International String Competition each year.
Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra
Michael W. Moore, music director Greenville, SC
|Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra|