National Awards

The American Prize

WCSO competes in the community orchestra division, the division is for non-professional orchestras – ie. where most of the musicians of the orchestra are generally not paid for performing in the concert being submitted to the competition. However, the musicians can be professionals with other performing groups such as the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. WCSO normally does not pay any of its musicians. Further, no member of WCSO earns their living through being a performing musician. All WCSO musicians are generally skilled musicians working in other professions.

2021-22 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National Semi-Finalist: Orchestral Programming (Judging Continuing)
National Semi-Finalist: Orchestral Performance (Judging Continuing)
National Semi-Finalist: Conducting – Frank Simon (Judging Continuing)

2020-21 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National 1st Place
: Orchestral Programming
National Finalist: Orchestral Performance
National Finalist: Conducting – Dr Thomas Rainey

2019-20 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National Finalist: Composing-Pops/Light Music – Dr M L Daniels “Mysterious Journey” (Professional Division)
National Finalist: Orchestral Performance
National Finalist: Programming – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Finalist: Conducting – Dr Thomas Rainey

2018-19 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National 2nd Place: Composing-Pops/Light Music – Conor Brace “Gettysburg” (Professional Division)
National Finalist: Orchestral Performance
National Semi-Finalist: Programming – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Conducting – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Composing-Pops/Light Music – Dr M L Daniels

2017-18 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National Finalist: Performance of American Music
National Finalist: Orchestral Performance
National Semi-Finalist: Programming – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Conducting – Dr Thomas Rainey

2016-17 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National Finalist: Orchestral Performance
National Finalist: Programming – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Conducting – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Performance of American Music

2015 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National Finalist: Orchestral Performance With Special Judges’ Citation
National Finalist: Programming – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Conducting – Dr Thomas E Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Composition – Dr M L Daniels

2014 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National Finalist: Conducting – Dr Thomas E Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Orchestral Performance
National Semi-Finalist: Programming – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Composition – Dr M L Daniel

 

 

 

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