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LIU Post Chamber Singers are Finalists for The American Prize

Among eight ensembles nationwide in Choral Performance – College/University category; The American Prize features cash awards, professional judges and regional, national and international recognition


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University

Chamber singers at Tilles CenterBrookville, N.Y. – The LIU Post Chamber Singers ensemble is among eight finalists nationwide for The American Prize in Choral Performance in the college/university category.

The conductor of the Chamber Singers, Dr. Mark Shapiro, assistant professor of music and director of choral studies at LIU Post, also was nominated with two ensembles in the community category, the Cecilia Chorus of New York and Cantori New York.

The American Prize is a series of 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, Conn., The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually.

The LIU Post Chamber Singers are a select, auditioned ensemble comprising 32 or fewer members drawn from the LIU Post Department of Music as well as from other schools and majors.  The Chamber Singers have twice been finalists for The American Prize in Choral Performance, have toured nationally and internationally, and have participated in a presentation of Video Games Live at the Tilles Center.  Additionally, the Chamber Singers are honored to perform at a wide variety of on-campus events, including commemorations and benefits.

Since 1971, the Chamber Singers have presented concerts all over the globe.  Recent and upcoming tour destinations include Italy, Ireland, Korea, Canada, Mexico, England, North Africa and Wales. They have twice made broadcasts on Radio Vatican in Rome and appeared before an estimated audience of 22 million viewers on "Hoy Mexico" (Mexico's "Today" show) in Mexico City, and have received critical acclaim for concerts in Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center.

The Chamber Singers have had the distinction of being invited to perform for the New York State School Music Association, the New York State Choral Guild, the Music Educators National Conference, and at both regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association.

Posted 08/13/2013

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