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 does not pay any of its musicians. Further, no member of WCSO earns their living through being a performing musician. All WCSO musicians are skilled amateur musicians working in other professions.

2017 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
National Semi-Finalist: Orchestral Performance
National Semi-Finalist: Programming – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Conducting – Dr Thomas Rainey
National Semi-Finalist: Performance of American Music
* Judging in all four competitions is still ongoing

2016 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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