BJU Symphony Orchestra Named as Semi-Finalist for The American Prize

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 14, 2015) – The Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Michael W. Moore, has been named as a semi-finalist in the orchestral performance – college/university division of The American Prize. In consideration for the award, Moore submitted the BJUSO’s “In Celebration of Song” concert presented in March 2015.

A collaboration between the BJUSO and faculty and students in the Division of Music voice department, the performance featured selections from Humperdinck’s opera “Hansel and Gretel,” Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutti,” Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” and several musical theatre selections. An excerpt of the performance may be viewed online.

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Connecticut, The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually. The competitions of The American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or abroad, and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the United States of America, its protectorates or territories.