Heather Buchman, the Carolyn and David M. Ellis ’38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music and Director of College Orchestra & Chamber Music, and Lecturer in Music Ubaldo Valli were recently selected as semifinalists in The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts.
Buchman is competing in the Orchestral Conducting, College/University Division,
and Valli in the Orchestral Programming, College/University Division. Both are being recognized for their work with the Hamilton College Orchestra.
According to its website, The American Prize is “the nation’s most comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts” and is “designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, ensembles, composers and administrators in the United States, based on submitted recordings.”