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08 Oct 14 Baylor Symphony Wins National Award

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2014) – After one judge deemed its performance “remarkable all around,” The Baylor Symphony Orchestra has been named the 2014 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the kamagra viagra college and university division.Baylor Symphony

“This significant accomplishment speaks to the superb talent of our students, the exceptional mentoring they receive from our faculty in the studio, rehearsal hall, and classroom, and Professor Stephen Heyde’s musical mastery of the baton,” said Timothy McKinney, Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Music.

A series of nonprofit competitions, The American Prize is designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the U.S. based on submitted recordings. The organization developed from the belief that a large amount of excellent music created in this country goes unrecognized and unheralded.

Judges of the submitted applications are distinguished and professional vocalists, conductors, composers, pianists, professors and orchestra, band and choral musicians.

Stephen Heyde, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Studies, director of orchestral activities and conductor of the Baylor Symphony, said he is exceedingly proud of the hard work of the symphony members and his dedicated colleagues in the School of Music.

“This award is a tangible indication of the high level of teaching and learning happening across the entire School of Music,” he said. “Without the conscientious honing of playing skills by students’ individual teachers, we couldn’t play at the extremely high level we do. I am truly blessed to work at such a quality university that values and supports the arts.”

In 2013, the orchestra received the Special Judges’ Citation for Technical canada online pharmacy forum and Musical Excellence in the college and university division from The American Prize.

The Baylor Symphony has performed at the Texas Music Educators Convention (TMEA) eight times, at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and at national conventions of the American cialis pill types String Teachers Association and the College Orchestra Directors Association. Former members have won positions in many professional orchestras, among them Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Cincinnati, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, China, Russia and Mexico.

The public will have the opportunity to hear the orchestra perform its premiere concert of the season free of charge this evening at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall, located in McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The program will include Corigliano’s Promenade Overture, Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.

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