UNO Professor of Flute, Dr. Christine Beard, awarded Second Place in the Professional Soloist Division of the 2018-2019 American Prize competition

UNO Professor of Flute, Dr. Christine Beard, awarded Second Place in the Professional Soloist Division of the 2018-2019 American Prize competition.

The American Prize non-profit national competitions in the performing arts recognizes the best recorded performances of music each year by ensembles and solo artists throughout the United States.

The 2018-2019 awards have just been announced: First prize was awarded to Kenneth Thompkins, principal trombone of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Second prize was awarded to Christine Erlander Beard, Professor of Flute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, who shares the honor in a tie with trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden. Third Prize was awarded to Erin Kendall Murphy, Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Oklahoma.

For the competition, Beard submitted a video of her live performance of Ernesto Cordero’s Concerto Boríken for flute/piccolo and orchestra, which she performed with the Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre under the baton of Maestro Evandro Matté in April 2017. Her performance can be viewed at https://youtu.be/myb-2f8kZKg.

A complete list of winners and their bios may be found online at http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/

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