orchestraGIFTS for YOU

An exclusive collection of specialty merchandise to celebrate your excellence, available to quarter and semi-finalists, finalists, runners-up and winners of The American Prize, (including conductors and administrators, board and ensemble members, colleagues, friends and families.) Featuring 2010 The American Prize Signature Batons, Golf Shirts, Music Totes, Tees, Latte Mugs and more.

Download 1-page catalog and order form here.

The American Prize Gifts

Proceeds from the sale of The American Prize merchandise directly support the non-profit competitions.


If you believe that the arts are the soul of a great nation; if you believe that great art is being made all over this country—not only by professionals and not only in our major cities—but also in communities large and small, by students, civic groups and faith-based ensembles; if you believe America’s artists deserve reward and recognition, please give to support Hat City Music Theater, Inc., the non-profit 501(c)3 organization which administers The American Prize.

Your donation to HCMT/The American Prize is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and will be used solely to fund financial awards. Gifts received through this website are not used for administrative purposes.

You may designate your gift to help fund prizes in honor of Maestro Vytautas Marijosius, or Friedrich and Virginia Schorr, or you may choose to specify the competition prize you wish to help fund, or you can give to the general prize fund for The American Prize. Simply email your instructions on our secure PayPal donation page.

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You may also mail your gift check made out to:

HCMT—The American Prize
25 Hamilton Drive
Danbury, CT 06811

Telephone: 203 746-2694


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