When David Katz conceived of The American Prize nearly ten years ago, Maestro Sternberg was one of the very first to heed the call for judges, serving as advisor and adjudicator to the contests for a number of seasons well into his tenth decade.
“When The American Prize was in its infancy, Jonathan Sternberg was there, offering his advice, his expertise, and his time,” said Katz. “Now, literally thousands of contestants and more than $50,000 in prizes later, The American Prize thanks Maestro Sternberg for his service and understanding, and for his belief in the TAP ideal before practically anyone else did.
"God’s speed, Maestro, and with so many thanks. You will be sincerely missed, not only by us, but by artists around the world.”
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