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Dr. Kyle Wernke’s original composition, “BURST,” has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2022 American Prize in Orchestral Composition, professional division. Wernke is S&T’s orchestra director. He composed “BURST” in Sept. 2017, and it has been performed by orchestras across the globe, including the Czech Republic orchestra, Brno Philharmonic.
The American Prize is the most comprehensive series of non-profit competitions in the performing arts designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles, conductors, composers and directors in the United States, based on submitted recordings. The American Prize will be announcing the finalist soon on the American Prize blog.