"It is obvious that someone who would apply for an award in orchestral programming probably has a serious interest in the subject, and is likely already very good at it. That is certainly the case here. Hardly a concert in the fifty or so submitted by these applicants does not display something truly interesting. There are premiers, of course, and revivals of unusual works by familiar names, and thought provoking juxtapositions. But perhaps most intriguing are the number of performances of known literature written since 1980. Is it possible that a real "repertoire of the modern" is slowly revealing itself? If so, that is very good news for the art."
The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 FINALIST conductors in orchestral programming, The Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.
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FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award
Donald L. Appert Vancouver, WA
Clark College Symphony Orchestra, Jewish Community Orchestra
David A. Rahbee Seattle, WA
University of Washington Symphony Orchestra
Michael Griffith Laramie, WY
University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra
Thomas E. Rainey Round Rock, TX
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
Tian Hui Ng South Hadley, MA
Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra
Robert Boardman South Bend, IN
South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra
Allen Tinkham Chicago, IL
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Chris Younghoon Kim Ithaca, NY
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Michael Korn Waltham, MA
The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra
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