Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Semi-finalists: CONDUCTORS (orchestral programming), 2021—The Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award

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Vytautas Marijosius
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce 2021 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in orchestral programming, The Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award. Congratulations!

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

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.  

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.
  

NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—professional division, 2021

Orlando Cela 

Lowell Chamber Orchestra

Lowell   MA


Wes Kenney   

Fort Collins Symphony   

Fort Collins   CO


Jason Lim  

McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra 

McKinney TX

  


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—college/university division, 2021

Thomas Dickey 

OSU Symphony Orchestra

Stillwater   OK


Darren P. Lawson 

Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra   

Greenville   SC


Yunn Shan Ma 

Rochester Institute of Technology Philharmonic Orchestra  

Rochester. NY  


David A. Rahbee 

University of Washington Symphony Orchestra

Seattle  WA


Jonathan Spatola Knoll

Alma Symphony Orchestra   

Alma MI


Ubaldo Valli  

Hamilton College Orchestra

Clinton  NY


Luis Viquez 

University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra  

Vermillion   SD 




NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award—community division, 2019-20

Kaleb Benda

Oklahoma Chamber Symphony   

Oklahoma City. OK


David W. Oertel   

Starlight Symphony Orchestra

Wimberley. TX


Thomas Rainey

Williamson County Symphony Orchestra

Round Rock   TX



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We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. 

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize National Non-profit Competitions in the Performing Arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

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