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Awards & Recognitions

  • September 2, 2013: The American Prize - celebrating American excellence in the arts - Special Judge's Citation for Extraordinary Commitment to the Community Through Music

  • May 18, 2013: Selected as semi-finalist as conductor of Singers of the Street for The American Prize: celebrating American excellence in the arts in the Community Chorus Performance category

  • April 6, 2013: Proclamation from State of California awarded by Senator Mark Leno

  • April 6, 2013: Certificate of Honor and "Kathleen McGuire Day" awarded by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (presented by Bevan Dufty)

  • March 30, 2013: selected by The American Prize as a semi-finalist in the Professional Choral Composition division

  • March 31, 2013: Conductor Laureate honorary title awarded by the Community Women's Orchestra

  • March 21, 2013: "Best Female Musician of the East Bay," CBS, USA

  • January 10, 2012: Profile of Excellence Award, ABC7 TV

  • January 18, 2011: Conductor Laureate honorary title awarded by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus 
  • April 22, 2010: Mayoral Proclamation, “Kathleen McGuire Day,” San Francisco, California 
  • April 22, 2010: California Senate Proclamation 
  • April 22, 2010: Certificate of Recognition, California Senate
  • 2010: The American Prize for Choral Conducting: Excellence in Music Education Citation 
  • 2010: KQED Local Hero Award 
  • 2009-present, Cambridge Who’s Who Registry 
  • 2009: Finalist, OUT Music Award. Disc: Tune In, Turn Up, Sing Out 
  • May 21, 2008: Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly 
  • 2008: Finalist, OUT Music Award. DVD: U.S.S. Metaphor 
  • 2008: Winner, OUT Music Award – Outstanding Choral Song. Disc: Creating Harmony: 30th Season Highlights 
  • 2007-present, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis 
  • 2007: Bay Area Personality, Bay Area Reporter
  • 2006-present, Who’s Who in America, Marquis
  • 2006-present, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis 
  • June 19, 2006: Proclamation, San Francisco Board of Supervisors 
  • June 19, 2006: Proclamation, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom 
  • 2005: Winner, OUT Music Award – Outstanding New Choral Recording. Disc: Home for the Holidays 
  • 2005: Finalist, OUT Music Award – Outstanding New Choral Recording. Disc: Divas’ Revenge 
  • August 16, 2004: Certificate of Recognition, California Legislature 
  • 2006: Influential Person of 2006, San Francisco Bay Times 
  • June 2006: Community Grand Marshal, San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade & Celebration 
  • 2004: Winner, OUT Music Award – Outstanding New Choral Recording. Disc: Closer Than Ever, 25th Anniversary 
  • 2004: Finalist, OUT Music Award – Outstanding New Choral Recording. Disc: Oh, Happy Day! 
  • June 27, 2003: Water Bond, awarded by San Francisco City Treasurer Susan Leal 
  • 2002: Finalist, OUT Music Award – Outstanding New Choral Recording. Disc: SFGMC Does Queen 
  • 2001: Winner, Washington Area Music Award. Disc: I Dream of a Time 
  • 1991: Best Music Director, Music Theatre Guild (Australia)
  • 1982: Valedictorian (“Dux”), Mentone Girls’ Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
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