Maestro Driscoll wins Julius Herford Dissertation Prize

The American Choral Directors Association has named Andover Choral Society’s Music Director, Michael Driscoll, as winner of the prestigious 2016 Julius Herford Prize for the outstanding doctoral terminal research project in choral music. His dissertation, “Jan Dismas Zelenka’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ Settings Within the Context of the Dresden Hofkapelle,” was accepted at Boston University in fulfillment of a Doctoral Degree in Choral Conducting under the supervision of Professor Susan Wharton Conkling, Assistant Professor John Wallace, and Associate Professor Peter Sykes. Herford Prize committee members’ comments include: ‘well-documented and to-be-applauded reasoning”; “a model of outstanding research and presentation.” Driscoll notes, “I am extremely honored to have been awarded the Herford Prize for my dissertation on the ‘Dixit Dominus’ settings of the Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. Zelenka was a fantastic composer who I believe deserves to be much better known. I hope that this prize might help bring additional attention to this outstanding music.”

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