National recognition for new Orchestra Director

Texas State’s newly appointed Director of Orchestral Studies, Dr. Carolyn Watson, has been nominated as a semi-finalist in three categories of the prestigious American Prize in Conducting. Celebrating American excellence in the arts, the American Prize is a peer-reviewed award selected by a jury of industry professionals. Dr. Watson has been nominated for her work as a conductor with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra in the Youth Orchestra Division and with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra in the High School Division. The Arts Academy Orchestra under Dr. Watson has also been nominated in the Orchestral Performance category.