IUP’s Fall 2014 production of The Tender Land won second place in the Opera Production category of the American Prize Competition. The Tender Land was directed and produced by Tania Arazi Coambs, and the pit orchestra was conducted by Jack Stamp.
The American Prize is a series of new, nonprofit 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.
Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Connecticut, the American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually. The competitions of the American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or abroad, and to others currently living, working, and/or studying in the United States of America, its protectorates, and territories.
To read the full story about IUP’s production and the competition, please visit the American Prize website.