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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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NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—professional and college/university division, 2019-20
(This listing was revised 2/21/20 to correct a clerical error.—DK)
Dr. Brian Coffill
The Randolph-Macon Ensemble
Dr. Thomas Dickey
OSU Symphony Orchestra
Lake Forest Symphony
Lake Forest IL
Nathaniel F. Parker
Kennesaw State University Symphony
Wesleyan University Orchestra
David A. Rahbee
University of Washington Symphony Orchestra
Rachel L. Waddell
University of Rochester Orchestras
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—community division, 2019-20
Donald L. Appert
Clark College Orchestra
Donald L. Appert
The Jewish Community Orchestra of Portland
Richard B. Brunson
Marshfield Symphony Orchestra
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
Round Rock TX
Daniel Rainey, conductor
David William Oertel
Starlight Symphony Orchestra
Willamette Falls Symphony
Oregon City and Tualatin OR
Manassas Symphony Orchestra
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