Conservatory Choral Faculty Robert Bode Wins The American Prize in Choral Performance

The Conservatory of Music and Dance is pleased to announce that Robert Bode, the newly appointed Raymond R. Neevel/Missouri Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities, has directed the group Choral Arts, Seattle, WA, to a national win.  The group has won the 2010 American Prize in Choral Performance (community division).  The American Prize judging panel commented on Choral Art's performance by stating, "first-rate...great colors and impeccable intonation." 


Choral Arts was founded in 1993 and since then, has received local, national and international acclaim for its mastery of style, language, and genre. The ensemble performs up to four concert series each season in the Seattle area. Guest appearances have included the Mark Morris Dance Company, International Music Festival of Seattle, Northwest Sinfonietta’s 5th Anniversary Gala Concert, Arts West Music Series, Puget Sound Music Society, and Seattle Symphony’s Christmas Singalong Concert at Benaroya Hall. The choir participated in the International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf, Germany, where they placed fourth overall out of 300 international choirs and received a special recognition award. Choral Arts has four recordings available through the Loft/Gothic label.


The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions unique in scope and structure, providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition. Each year, The American Prize rewards the best, recorded performances of music by individuals and ensembles in the United States at the professional, community/amateur, college/university, church and school levels.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949