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The American Prize in Conducting, Musical Theater Division, 2017-18
The American Prize winner:
Michelle Perrin Blair
Revival Theatre Company
Cedar Rapids IA
Sunday in the Park with George
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Russell G. McCutcheon
Department of Theater & Sunderman Conservatory of Music
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
|Russell G. McCutcheon|
Dr. McCutcheon received his Ph.D. in Music Education with a concentration in Wind Conducting from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he studied conducting with Dr. David A. Waybright. He earned an M.S. in Music Education from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
McCutcheon is the founding conductor of the Atlantic Chamber Winds and Musical Director of the Pennsylvania Lions All-State Band. Bands under his direction have performed at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Smetana Hall in Prague, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He is a contributor to the best-selling book series, “Teaching Music through Performance in Bands,” and is an active clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator. https://www.rmccutcheon.com
Ana Flavia Zuim
NYU Steinhardt School
New York NY
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Prior to joining NYU she served as Director of Contemporary Voice at the Frost School of Music with a secondary appointment as Lecturer of Otolaryngology at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. Among her credits are the Broadway Musical Hamilton (Rehearsal Pianist), the Broadway Across America tours of Billy Elliot (Associate Conductor/Vocal Coach), and key’s sub on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Matilda, Kinky Boots, The Wizard of Oz, Annie and The Sound of Music. Website: www.anaflaviazuim.com