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Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

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Let Us Introduce You to Some of the World's Greatest Performers

The Distinguished Alumni Award is only given to the best and brightest performers to attend the Music Academy of the West. A Hall of Fame of sorts, please review our award winners below.

Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Burt Bacharach
Grace Bumbry
Pamela Frank
Thomas Hampson
Marilyn Horne
Martin Katz
faculty artist
Lotfi Mansouri
Donald McInnes
Richard O’Neill
viola & chamber music
Orin O’Brien
Cynthia Phelps
Anthony Plog
Paul Schenly
David Shifrin
Donald Weilerstein
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