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Mount Marty College Choirs and Director Are Recognized in National Contest


Published Date6\9\2011
The Mount Marty College Mixed Chorus and Chamber Choir, along with Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Sean Vogt, were semi-finalists in the national music competition, The American Prize, this spring.

The choir groups were among eight semi-finalists to advance in the 2011 College/University Chorus Division of the competition. Dr. Vogt was a semi-finalist for The American Prize in Conducting in the Choral Division. South Dakota was well-represented as the University of South Dakota Chamber Singers also advanced to the semi-finals.

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances of music 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.