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September 18, 2019

Dr. Yutaka Kono has placed 3rd in the American Prize in Conducting - college/university orchestra division. Dr. Kono serves as the Director of Orchestra/Associate Professor of Music at the University of Vermont and also is the conductor of Vermont Youth Philharmonia of Vermont Youth Orchestra Association. He was named the Artistic Director of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra in 2015.

The American Prize is a series of new, 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. Learn more at

Congratulations, Dr. Kono!

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