The American Prize in Conducting, 2016

The American Prize in Conducting recognizes and rewards the best orchestral, choral, band/wind ensemble, opera and musical theater conductors in America in 2016, based on submitted applications.


The American Prize also awards the annual Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming.
NEW in 2016: The Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music. (See links below.)


WHAT CONTESTANTS WIN:
The American Prize is more than monetary. Semi-finalists, finalists and winners are announced to national arts media and on our websites, where winners are profiled. Semi-finalists, finalists and winners earn the right to use The American Prize logo and official seal on printed programs and other documents, and on the web.

SEMI-FINALISTS:All semi-finalists receive official certificates.
FINALISTS:All finalists receive certificates and written, unbiased evaluations from our distinguished national panel of judges.
RUNNERS-UP:Runners-up receive certificates, written evaluations and personalized press releases sent by us to local media and other contacts you provide as part of your application.
WINNERS:A single winner in each category and/or division is selected. Winners receive certificates, written evaluations, personalized press releases and cash prizes up to $500, depending on the year, the category and the number of entrants. Only with your explicit permission, excerpts of winning performances may be posted to The American Prize channel on
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The judges reserve the right to award citations and honorable mentions as warranted, and to combine categories when necessary. The decision of the judges is final.

To see how previous laureates of The American Prize have used their placement in the competitions to promote their careers, please visit


CLICK the competition names below for APPLICATION FORM and REQUIREMENTS.


categories: professional, community or faith based, college/university, secondary school, youth orchestra


categories: professional, community, college/university


categories: professional, community, college/university, secondary
NOTE: Orchestras (and choruses who perform with orchestra) may also apply for this prize separate from their conductor or music director
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categories: professional, community or faith based, college/university, secondary school, youth chorus, children's chorus


categories: professional, community or faith based, college/university, secondary school, youth wind ensemble


categories: professional, community or faith based, college/university


categories: professional, community or faith based, college/university, secondary school