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The American Prize announces that the winner of The American Prize in Composition (Choral Division) is Ted Vives, for Castrovalva, Lux Aeterna and Gloria.
Vives has received awards and commissions for his choral and instrumental works. He holds bachelor’s degrees in music composition and education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in music composition and doctorate in music education from the University of Florida.
His composition instructors have included John Boda, Charles Carter and Budd Udell. He is the musical director for the Los Alamos Community Winds.
He resides in Los Alamos with his wife and children.