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Clark receives Special Judges’ Citation from The American Prize

Dr. Jacob ClarkJacob Clark of Beaumont, an assistant professor in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University, has received a Special Judges' Citation for "Excellence in Unusual Repertoire" from The American Prize Lorin Hollander Award in Piano contest, in the professional concerto division.

The recognition follows his performance of the Hartley Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Wind Ensemble. Clark was selected from applications reviewed this past fall from across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. Founded in 2009, the American Prize is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. 

The American Prize Lorin Hollander Award celebrates the artistry of one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Hollander has appeared as guest soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the world and is a veteran of more than 2,500 performances across the globe. The American Prize is delighted to share the legacy of this legendary artist through the re-naming of the award for Piano Concerto Performance in his honor.

For more about the extraordinary life and career of Lorin Hollander, visit http://lorinhollander.com/