Northwest Symphony Orchestra Music Director Anthony Spain wins award

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Anthony Spain – Music Director of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) since 1987 – recently won the American Prize in Orchestral Programming Maestro Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in the Community Orchestra Division.

Dr. Spain’s work is often featured at Burien’s Highline Performing Arts Center, where the NWSO performs.

He has also guest conducted orchestras throughout America and in Europe including the Seattle Symphony, and the Bath Philharmonia in Bath, England. He has been a cover conductor with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and recently guest conducted in Hong Kong and Honduras.

A noted conductor of works with orchestra and choir, Dr. Spain has conducted several choirs in America and in Europe including the Orfeo International Orchestra with the choir of L’UNESCO (the cultural branch of the United Nations) in Paris, France.

Dedicated to education, Dr. Spain is an active clinician and adjudicator. Spain graduated with a Doctorate Degree in Music from the University of Washington and has received numerous awards and honors including a Grammy nomination.

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Congrats Anthony on a well-earned reward!

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