Missouri State Associate Professor of Music Dr. Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn, along with her collaborate pianist Elizabeth Avery in Springfield MO, are the 2017-18 winners of The American Prize Ernst Bacon Award for the Performance of American Music, in the professional solo artist division. Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn and Elizabeth Avery were selected from applications reviewed recently from all 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. The American Prize has attracted hundreds of qualified contestants from all fifty states since its founding, has awarded more than $50,000 in prizes in all categories since 2010, and is presented annually in many areas of the performing arts.
More information can be found in the official announcement.