Clipped From The Ogden Standard-Examiner
(AP) as $25,000 Is Won Utah Musician of Thomas, re- that set guilty LeRoy Robertson DETROIT, Nov. 3 (AP)--LeRoy Robertson, who started his career as a Utah cowhand, was tonight as winner of the $25,000 Henry H. Reichbold symphonic award for the western hemisphere, largest prize ever given for a musical composition. Robertson, 51-year-old professor of music at Brigham Young university in Provo, Utah, won first of three prizes for his composition "Triology," described as a "broad and sw.eeping work." The $5,000 second prize in the competition was awarded to Camargo Guarnieri of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Third prize of $2,500 went to Albert Sendrey of Los Angeles, a staff arranger at Metro-Goldwyn- Meyer studios. The awards were announced during a nation-wide broadcast (ABC's Sunday evening h o u r The prize-winning symphony the Utah composer will be given its premier performance Dec. 14 when it will be played by the Detroit symphony orchestra, conducted by Dr. Karl Krueger. is expected to be present at the performance. Born in Fountain Green. Utah, Robertson has been on the staff Brigham Young university since 1925. Several of his previous have won awards. More than 400 musicians in countries in the western hemisphere entered works in the competition.