Washburn, Salvati Win American Prizes

Women scored top honors in two of the coveted orchestral categories recently awarded by the American Prize. Leading the way, Michigan Philharmonic maestro Nan Harrison Washburn, formerly the co-founder and artistic director of the Women’s Philharmonic, was named the 2013 winner of the professional Orchestra Conducting division.  Michigan Philharmonic was also a runner-up in the  professional Orchestral Performance category. Founded in 2009 and awarded annually, the American Prize is a series of national competitions designed to recognize the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels.  In announcing Washburn’s…