Conductor of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra named as Finalists for the American Prize

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Congratulations to Ricardo Averbach, Conductor of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, on being a national finalist for the American Prize in Conducting—college/university division, 2019-2020.

Averbach is a decorated conductor winning this prize back in 2010. He also received 1st prize at the National Opera Competition in 1993 and 2nd prize in 2011. This year he hopes to win the American Prize in Conducting for a second time. Averbach joins his students as finalists who, as the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, is 1 of only 8 college/university orchestra programs in the country to be named a National Finalist in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance Competition. 

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 and territories. This year David (Volosin) Katz, founder and chief judge, has announced the 2019-2020 finalist conductors in orchestra divisions.

For additional information on the American Prize in Conducting, please visit the American Prize website>>.