Palm Seaside Symphony announces the winners of the 2021 Randolph A. Frank Prize, which recognizes their contributions to enriching the good quality of the executing arts in Palm Seashore County. With prizes totaling $10,000, director Kenneth Kay Director of Bands/Department Chairman at The Conservatory College Cleve A. Maloon and Director of Bands at Lake Truly worth Superior Faculty Tiffany Cox will be honored in the types of executing artist, performing arts educator and rising undertaking arts educator, respectively.
“By recognizing exceptional executing artists and educators, the Randolph A. Frank Prize celebrates Palm Seashore County’s vibrant arts group as it is now as well as people inspiring the students and artists that will continue on to make Palm Beach a cultural vacation spot for several years to arrive,” claimed Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont. “The Symphony is privileged to perform a job in awarding the prize.”
Maloon often mentors and collaborates with college students and band directors all over Palm Beach front County and numerous of his college students have gone on to go after professions in audio at renowned universities this sort of as The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston College, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and University of Miami. In addition to his role at The Conservatory Faculty exactly where he nurtures musicians as youthful as 8 several years old, he was instrumental in the improvement of Palm Seaside County’s inaugural El Sistema-influenced program that, considering the fact that 2010, has democratized instrumental new music instruction for young ones who ordinarily may well not have the prospect. A indigenous of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, he has been a resident of Palm Beach County due to the fact 1996 and has also served as director of music programs at Oxbridge Academy, director of bands at Emerald Cove Center Faculty, Palm Beach Gardens High University and Bak Middle College of the Arts, the place he was also department chairman.
Kay has produced, directed or acted in extra than 300 specialist phase productions in the course of the southeast and on national tour. Getting concluded a a single-calendar year experienced internship at The Burt Reynolds‘ Institute for Theatre Coaching in his early occupation, he later served as its Creative Director. He also served as the Associate Inventive Director at Caldwell Theatre Firm and has been honored with four Carbonell Awards for directing. His training qualifications consist of adjunct or advisory positions at Palm Beach Atlantic College, Florida Atlantic University and Dreyfoos College of the Arts as perfectly as serving as resident educating artist with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Skilled Training Program. In 2014, he cofounded Kay-Squared Productions and in association with The Palm Seaside Institute for the Entertainment Arts is acquiring and starring in The Points They Carried, a stage adaptation of the acclaimed e book by Tim O’Brien.
Dr. Cox has been recognized nationally by the Yamaha company as a receiver of the 40 Beneath 40 award for music educators and by the Give a Notice Foundation as a 2020 receiver of their Audio Educator Innovator Award. She acquired the Florida Bandmaster’s Affiliation Tom Bishop award for
growth of a failing tunes application and has been a Grammy Tunes Educator Award semifinalist
three times. Prior to Lake Truly worth Community High College, Dr. Cox was the songs trainer and band director at Calusa Elementary School for five several years. A member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Songs Educators Association, the Countrywide Affiliation for Audio Instruction, the Nationwide Band Affiliation, Women of all ages Band Administrators Worldwide and the Women’s Brass Meeting, she strives to educate audio lecturers on the great importance of social justice audio education which emphasizes the disparities that exist due to race, course, and gender in songs education and learning.
Bestowed in the memory of Dr. Frank, a nearby arts winner in the early part of this century, the prize was founded by Randolph A. Frank Prize Board Members Nancy and Jay Parker and founding chairman and acclaimed dance photographer Steven Caras.
The prizes will be bestowed at a article-concert meal at the Colony Palm Seashore following the Symphony’s ultimate live performance of the season that includes guest artist Alexander Toradze on Could 22.
All set up and emerging individuals who regularly accomplish or have interaction in undertaking arts education in Palm Beach County are suitable for thing to consider for the prize. Palm Beach front Symphony makes a panel of judges for each classification comprised of authorities in those people locations who are often located outside of South Florida to ensure there is no bias in evaluating each and every nomination’s merits. Nominations for the 2022 Randolph A. Frank Prize will open December 1 and software requirements will be available at www.PalmBeachSymphony.org.