Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FINALISTS: women in art song/orartorio, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST women in art song and oratorio for 2016. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced next month, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has honored many semi-finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement this fall. 

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Elizabeth Ann Benson    Auburn AL

Teresa Winner Blume    Needham MA   

Melisa Bonetti    Cincinnati OH   

Samantha Britt    New York NY   

Joanie Brittingham    New York NY   

Laura Osgood Brown    Interlochen MI   

Danielle Buonaiuto    Brooklyn NY   

Tania Arazi Coambs    Champaign IL 

Sarah Nelson Craft    Brooklyn NY   

Carley DeFranco    Somerville MA   

Lily Guerrero    Chicago IL   

Rachel Joselson    Iowa City IA 

Michele Elizabeth Kennedy    Astoria NY   

Rosalind Lee    Oak Park IL   

Margaret Lias    Boston MA   

Elisabeth Marshall    Portland ME   

Juliet Petrus    Chicago IL   

Jennifer Piazza-Pick    Chester VA   

Stella Dayrit Roden    Warrensburg MO   

Margot Rood    East Boston MA   

Penelope Shumate    Macomb IL   

Josefien Stoppelenburg    Evanston IL   

Raquel Winnica Young    Pittsburgh PA   

Dana Zenobi    Austin TX   


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Olivia Boen    Chicago IL

Natalie Logan    Dallas TX    

Christina Marcenkus    Bonita Springs FL   

Amber Marsh    Los Angeles CA   

Samantha Schmid    Boston MA   

Sarah Love Taylor    Winston-Salem NC    



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Mary Elizabeth Adler    Bellevue WA    

Lina Chung    Buford GA   

Dalia Medovnikov    Woodbridge CT    

Olivia C. Prendergast    Penn Valley PA    

Lilith Sarkar    Los Altos CA    

Taryn Surratt    Houston TX    

Caroline Wolfe    Dallastown PA

***

We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.




Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FINALISTS: men in opera, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST men in opera and operetta for 2016 in all divisions. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please "like" our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has honored many semi-finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement this fall. 

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional opera division (men), 2016

Ryan Bradford    Walnut Creek CA

Evan Bravos    Chicago IL

Keith Brown    Interlochen MI

Hugo Vera    Tucson AZ

Andrew Wannigman    Norman OK
   

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university opera division (men), 2016

Brayton Arvin   Bloomington IN

Quinn Bernegger    Essex Junction VT

Frank Daniel Laucerica    Miami FL

Ben Reisinger    Rochester NY

Gabriel Wernick    Evanston IL 

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We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.

Monday, September 26, 2016

FINALISTS: men in art song & oratorio, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST men in art song and oratorio for 2016. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced next month, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has honored many semi-finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement this fall. 

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (men),  2016

Ryan F. Burns    Vernon CT 

James Dargan    Dorchester MA 

Carl DuPont    Charlotte NC 

Stephen Lancaster    South Bend IN 

Nicholas Provenzale    Mattoon IL 

Chai-Lun Yueh    West Hartford CT


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (men),  2016

Brayton Arvin   Bloomington IN

Quinn Bernegger    Essex Junction VT 

Ben Reisinger    Rochester NY  

Mitchell Sturges    Midvale UT 

Gabriel Wernick    Evanston IL 

Alexander York    Evanston IL


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2016

Thomas J. Litchev    Dillon CO   

Ethan Yan    Mountain View CA

Ruobing Zhang    Voorhees NJ   

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We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.




Thursday, September 22, 2016

PIANO SOLO finalists, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST pianists for 2016 in professional, college/university and high school SOLO divisions. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement this winter.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com


The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)—professional division, 2016

 Sophia Agranovich    Springfield NJ  
 
 Stephanie Bruning    Catonsville MD   

 Seong-Sil Kim    Coralville IA    

 Miroslava Kisilevitch    Santa Barbara CA   

 Artina McCain    Manchaca TX    

 John Mortensen    Cedarville OH    

 Bill John Newbrough    Houghton NY    

 Jeremy Samolesky    Auburn AL    

 Rosangela Yazbec Sebba    Mississippi State MS    

 Sekyeong Seong    Columbus OH    

 Michael Seregow    Eugene OR    

 Jonathan Sokasits    Hastings NE   


The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)—college university division, 2016

Aurelien B. Boccard    Kansas City MO   

Congcong Chai    Lawrence KS  

Chia-Ying Chan    Urbana IL   

Li-Hsin Chen    Kansas City MO    

Hokyong Choi    Cambridge MA    

Ezra Donner    Buffalo NY 

Teng Fu    Lawrence KS   

Yoo Min Jung    East Lansing MI   

Jae Young Kim    New York NY

Francisco Montero    State College PA   

Jacob Nydegger    San Antonio TX   

Tyler Ramos    Waipahu HI   

Eunsun So    East Lansing MI   

Ahyeon Yun    Mesa AZ   



The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)
—high school division, 2016


Sabrina Chen    Palo Alto CA 
   
Leyla Kabuli    Davis CA  
 
Jarrett Mitsuhiro Takaki    Wilmette IL  

Jarod Yap    Clarence Center NY  
 
Ruobing Zhang    Voorhees NJ   

***

We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

PIANO CONCERTO finalists, 2016: The Lorin Hollander Award


Lorin Hollander


The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST pianists for 2016 in the CONCERTO division, The LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement this winter.

The American Prize LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD celebrates the artistry of one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Lorin Hollander has appeared as guest soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the world and is a veteran of over 2,500 performances across the globe. The American Prize is delighted to share the legacy of this legendary artist through the re-naming of the award for Piano Concerto Performance in his honor. For more about the extraordinary life and career of Lorin Hollander, please visit http://lorinhollander.com/

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2016
—professional division


Annette DiMedio    Philadelphia PA   
    Prokofiev #3, Tchaikovsky B minor

Kiyoshi Tamagawa    Austin TX   
    Mozart C major, K503

Thomas Yee    Honolulu HI   
    Tchaikovsky B minor


The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2016
—college/university division


Congcong Chai    Lawrence KS   
    Rachmaninoff #1


Li-Hsin Chen    Kansas City MO   
    Beeethoven G major


Nathan Cheung    Pleasanton CA   
    Prokofiev #3


Yoonsook Song    Athens GA   
    Chopin E minor
 


The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2016
—high school division


Alexander Lu    Redmond WA   
    Grieg

Victor Shlyakhtenko    Los Angeles CA   
    Grieg


Jarrett Mitsuhiro Takaki    Wilmette IL   
    Prokofiev #3


Jarod Yap    Clarence Center NY   
    Schumann A minor


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"Great News! I've just been selected as a finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.





Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE finalists, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST chamber music ensembles for 2016. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement this winter.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

Finalists are listed by ensemble name, contact person, city and state.

The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2016: professional division  

Scott Garrison Duo
    Leonard Garrison    Moscow ID

Telos Trio
    Deborah Grohman    Rochester NY

Dunamis Piano Duo
    Soojung Jeon    Duluth GA

Music By Two
    Sharon Johnson    Caneadea NY

Argus Quartet
    Clara Kim    Branford CT

Quin Texas
    Laura McIntyre    Austin TX

Merdinger-Yonan Duo
    Susan Merdinger    HighlandPark IL

Verismo Trio
    Nicole Riner    Greeley CO

Stranded Silver
    Willie Santiago    Ellicott City MD

Meriora Trio
    Yeonwoo Seo    Savoy IL

Elan Duo
    Andrew Smith    Fairfield CT

Avery Ensemble
    Adriana Jarvis Twitchell    Provo UT 


The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2016: college/university division

Mirasol Quartet
    James Barger    Amarillo TX

Aquila Trio
    Michael Messer    Wheaton IL

Galestro-Smith Duo
    Jonathan L. Smith    Winchester VA


The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2016: high school division

The New Amsterdam Trio
       Jane Bua    New York NY

The Amadeus String Quartet
       Ya-Fei Hsu    Pittsburgh PA

Salo Quartet
       Steven Oh    Pleasant Valley NY   



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Finalists are encouraged to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a FINALIST in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing WINNERS in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists!

INSTRUMENTAL SOLOIST finalists, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST instrumental soloists for 2016. Congratulations!

To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has often honored semi-finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement this winter.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2016, professional division:

Leonard Garrison   Moscow ID, Flute

Jessica Koebbe    Leawood KS, Piano

Christopher Nichols    Newark DE, Clarinet

Todd Oxford    Austin TX, Saxophone

Adelya Shagidullina    Philadelphia PA, Viola

Kumiko Shimizu    Cleveland MS, Collaborative Piano

Fangye Sun    Lansing MI, Violin


The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2016, college/university division:

Joe Broom    McLean VA, Euphonium

Laura Christiana McIntyre    Austin TX, Bassoon

Sean Mix    Allston MA, Saxophone

Benjamin Sledge    Knightdale NC, Flute


The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2016, high school division:

Joshua Brown    Gurnee IL, Violin

Daniel Rafimayeri    New York NY, Violin

John Skiera    Armonk NY, Cello


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Finalists are encouraged to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a FINALIST in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing WINNERS in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2016: BAND

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers in the band divisions. Congratulations!

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced later this month, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Composition—BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE (professional division)

David Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
   Hill Dance—for concert band (featuring the clarinet choir)

Jesse Ayers    Canton OH
   The Fire of the Living God—for wind orchestra / symphonic band

Jennifer Bellor    Henderson NV
   Bordello Nights—for wind orchestra and jazz band

Harry T. Bulow    West Lafayette IN
   Rapid City Overture—for wind ensemble

Ethan Cypress    Oneonta NY
   Railway Bridge—for wind ensemble

Daniel Eichenbaum    Fairmont WV
   Sinfonietta—for wind ensemble, augmented with string quartet
   Concertino for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble (“Aaron”)

Gregory Fritze    Daytona Beach Shores FL
   A Day in Valencia
   Bocetes de Cullera
   Pico del Teide 
   Pershing
   Kristinmark Overture
   La Tomatina
 
Jack Gallagher    Wooster OH
   Proteus Rising from the Sea—for wind ensemble or symphonic band

Ssu-Yu Huang    West Warwick RI
   Red Cliffs—for wind band

Jason Huffman    Malden MA
   Alleles—for Symphonic Band

Samuel A.Livingston    Hopewell NJ
   Silvertube Variations

David R. Peoples    Buford GA
   Combustible Corridor IV “FIre Medicine” for wind ensemble

Gordon Ring    Farmville VA
   Concerto #2 for Piano, Winds, and Percussion

Miguel A. Roig-Francoli    Cincinnati OH
   Perseus—for wind ensemble

Joseph T. Spaniola    Pensacola FL
   Escapade

Kenyon Wilson    Chattanooga TN
   Five

James Young    Baltimore MD
   Shouting at the Gates to the Neon Wasteland—for wind ensemble


The American Prize in Composition—BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE (student division)

Dinah Bianchi    Belleville MI
   The Jackal’s Palace

Derek M. Jenkins    Kansas City MO
   We Seven—for wind ensemble

Aaron Mencher    Johns Creek GA
   New—for wind ensemble

Zachary Ploeger    Pipestone MN
   Poem—for symphonic band


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We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.





Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ERNST BACON AWARD semi-finalists, 2016—all composers (alpha list)

Ernst Bacon as a young man.
The American Prize is proud to share an extensive alphabetical list of American composers, from many periods, writing in many styles, whose works are semi-finalists for The American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award in the Performance of American Music, 2016.

Applicants include ensembles, conductors, and in some cases, the composers themselves, vying in four different categories of performance: professional, college/university, community, and youth.

To see the list by category, please scroll to the previous post, where the contest is explained in detail, and the honoree, American composer Ernst Bacon, is profiled.

John Luther Adams—Dark Waves

Samuel Barber—First Essay

Armando Bayolo—A Shelter that Filters the Sun

Leonard Bernstein—Candide Overture

Lisa Bielawa—The Trojan Woman

John G. Bilotta—The Song of the Hermit Thrush

Ernest Bloch—Schelomo

Jerry Brubaker—Rocky Mountain Majesty

George Chadwick—Tabasco, The Burlesque Opera

Aaron Copland—Billy the Kid Suite


Aaron Copland/Longfield—Fanfare for the Common Man

Aaron Copland—Lincoln Portrait

Wallace DePue, Sr.—The Bird Frog and Tree Club

Christina Brice Dolanc—Stars Alone

Michael Daugherty—Ladder to the Moon

Maxwell Dulaney—The Old Harp, version 3

Eric Ewazen—Palmetto Suite for Alto Trombone and Orchestra

George Gershwin—Summertime

Arthur Gottschalk—Requiem: for the Living

Ferde Grofe—Mississippi Suite

Jake Heggie—Dead Man Walking

Robert Charles Howard—Wilderness Reflections

Ssu-Yu Huang—Red Moon

Tim Huling—The American Northwest

Charles Ives—The Fourth of July

Charles Ives—Three Places in New England: Putnam’s Camp

Pierre Jalbert—Autumn Rhapsody

Maxwell Karmazyn—Le Voyage d'une Vie

Kent Kennan—Night Solilioquy

Joseph Kern—Chamber Symphony

Farkhad Khudyev—The Sounds of Eternity

Kyle Kindred—Canciones de Alfaro

Libby Larsen—Four on the Floor

Libby Larsen—What the Monster Saw

Richard Meyer—An American Rhapsody


Henry Mollicone—Lady Bird, First Lady of the Land

Ron Nelson—Jubilee

Ron Nelson—Savannah River Holiday

Mark O’Connor—Elevations

Carter Pann—Slalom

Russell Peck—Signs of Life II

Bryan Percoco—Involutions of an Abyss

Kareem Roustom—Hewar

Showalter/Daniels—Creation Dawn

William Grant Still—Afro-American Symphony

Martha Stoddard—Gait Changes

Steven Stucky—Second Concerto

Joan Szymko—Shadow & Light (an alzheimer’s journey in sixteen movements)

Ken Ueno—On the Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis

various arrangers—Sing til the Spirit Moves (spirituals from 23 seasons)

Robert Ward—The Crucible

Robert Wendel—Parade of the Percussionists

John Williams—Superman March

Samuel Winnie—Nightfall in Lothlorien

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

ERNST BACON AWARD semi-finalists, 2016, all divisions

The American Prize is very pleased to announce SEMI-FINALISTS for the ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, 2016, in all divisions. Congratulations!

Among the many contests of The American Prize, the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music is unique. It recognizes and rewards the best performances of American music by orchestras and choruses worldwide, based on submitted recordings. Applications are accepted from professional, college/university, community and high school orchestras, competing in separate divisions, from choruses performing with orchestra, from orchestra and choral conductors, and from composers of orchestral or choral/orchestral music with excellent recordings of their works.

Focused exclusively on works by American composers from any period and in any style, the contest not only judges performances, but in the case of new or unfamiliar works, the music itself.

Ernst Bacon (1898—1990) was one of that pioneering generation of composers who, along with Thomson, Copland, Harris, and others, found a voice for American music. Winner of a Pulitzer Scholarship (for his Symphony in D minor) and no fewer than three Guggenheim Fellowships, Ernst Bacon set out to create compositions that expressed the vitality and affirmative spirit of our country.

It is fitting, and with honor, that The American Prize creates an annual award in the memory of Ernst Bacon, recognizing the finest performances of American orchestral music worldwide.

To learn more about the music & legacy of Ernst Bacon, please visit the website of the Ernst Bacon Society.

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com


The American Prize ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, semi-finalists, PROFESSIONAL division, 2016

Semi-finalists are listed by applicant, ensemble (when applicable), composer and name of work(s) submitted for consideration.

John G. Bilotta, composer, Sarita Cannon, soprano and the Divisa Ensemble, San Francisco CA
   Bilotta—The Song of the Hermit Thrush

Christina Brice Dolanc, composer, Erie Chamber Orchestra & Erie Renaissance Singers Erie PA
   Dolanc—Stars Alone

Alyze Dreiling, conductor, Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra, San Diego CA
    Kent Kennan—Night Solilioquy
    Mark O’Connor—Elevations
    Gershwin—Summertime

Arthur Gottschalk, composer, Houston TX
    Gottschalk: Requiem—for the Living

Tim Huling, composer, Saratoga Orchestra of Widbey Island, Anna Edwards, conductor, Whidbey Island WA
    Huling—The American Northwest

Ssu-Yu Huang, composer, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Gunthr Herbig, conductor, Taipei Taiwan
    Huang—Red Moon

Farkhad Khudyev, composer, Monterey Symphony,  Farkhad Khudyev, conductor, Monterey CA
   Khudyev—The Sounds of Eternity

Jason Lim, conductor, Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra, McKinney TX
    Russell Peck—Signs of Life II

Paul Mauffray, conductor, Hradec Kralove Philharmonic, Czech Republic
    Chadwick—Tabasco—The Burlesque Opera

Ryan Murray, conductor, Fresno Grand Opera, Fresno CA
    Jake Heggie—Dead Man Walking

Bryan Percoco, composer, Janacek Philharmonic, Ostrava, Czech Republic
    Percoco—Involutions of an Abyss

Nan Washburn, conductor, Michigan Philharmonic, Plymouth MI
    Michael Daugherty—Ladder to the Moon
    Carter Pann—Slalom
    Kareem Roustom—Hewar


The American Prize ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, semi-finalists, COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY division, 2016

Semi-finalists are listed by applicant, ensemble (when applicable), composer and name of work(s) submitted for consideration. 

Peter Askim, conductor, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists, NYC & Falls Village CT    
    Pierre Jalbert—Autumn Rhapsody
    Lisa Bielawa—The Trojan Woman

Mark Bartley, conductor, West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra Ensemble, Canyon TX
    Libby Larsen—Four on the Floor

Peggy Dettwiler, conductor, Mansfield University Concert Choir, Mansfield PA
    various arrangers—Sing til the Spirit Moves (spirituals from 23 seasons)

Maxwell Karmazyn composer, University Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor MI
    Karmazyn—Le Voyage d'une Vie

Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Ithaca NY
    Steven Stucky—Second Concerto

Kyle Kindred, composer, Sam Houston State University Choruses and Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville TX
    Kindred—Canciones de Alfaro

Michael W. Moore, conductor, Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra, Greenville SC
    Ernest Bloch—Schelomo

Hugh Murphy, conductor, SUNY Purchase Opera/Purchase Orchestra, Purchase NY
    Robert Ward—The Crucible

Michael Richards, conductor, UMBC Symphony, Baltimore MD
    William Grant Still—Afro-American Symphony

Chaowen Ting, conductor, Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta GA
    Samuel Barber—First Essay

Carolyn Watson, conductor, Texas State University Symphony, San Marcos TX
    Mollicone—Lady Bird, First Lady of the Land

Samuel Winnie, composer, UMBC Chamber Ensemble, Catonsville MD
    Winnie—Nightfall in Lothlorien


The American Prize ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, semi-finalists, COMMUNITY division, 2016

Semi-finalists are listed by applicant, ensemble (when applicable), composer and name of work(s) submitted for consideration.

Donald L. Appert, conductor, Clark College Orchestra, Vancouver WA
    Eric Ewazen—Palmetto Suite for Alto Trombone and Orchestra

Kathryn Bowers, conductor, Oratorio Society of Estes Park, Estes Park CO
    Robert Charles Howard—Wilderness Reflections 

Kathryn Bowers, conductor, Oratorio Society of Estes Park, Estes Park CO
    Jerry Brubaker—Rocky Mountain Majesty 

Libi Lebel, conductor, Texas Medical Center Orchestra, Houston TX
    Bernstein—Candide Overture
    Ron Nelson—Savannah River Holiday
    Grofe—Mississippi Suite

Wallace DePue, Sr., composer, Hamilton/Fairfield Symphony, Hamilton OH
    DePue—The Bird Frog and Tree Club 

Thomas Rainey, music director, Williamson County Symphony Orchestra, Round Rock TX
    Robert Wendel—Parade of the Percussionists
    Showalter/Daniels—Creation Dawn
    Williams—Superman March

Steve Nelson Lewis, Jr., music director, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Prairie Village KS
    Joseph Kern—Chamber Symphony 

Diane Retallack, artistic director, Eugene Vocal Arts Chamber Choir, Eugene OR
    Joan Szymko—Shadow & Light (an alzheimer’s journey in sixteen movements)

Peter Wilson, music director, Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, Waynesboro VA
    Copland—Lincoln Portrait 

Martha Stoddard, artistic director, Oakland Civic Orchestra, Oakland CA
    Stoddard—Gait Changes  


The American Prize ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, semi-finalists, YOUTH ORCHESTRA division, 2016

Semi-finalists are listed by applicant, ensemble (when applicable), composer and name of work(s) submitted for consideration.

Orlando Cela, conductor, NC Governor's School Orchestra, Winston-Salem NC
   Ken Ueno—On the Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis
   Libby Larsen—What the Monster Saw
   Ives—Three Places in New England, Putnam’s Camp, Redding, Connecticut
   Ives—The Fourth of July
   Dulaney—The Old Harp, version 3
   John Luther Adams—Dark Waves
   Armando Bayolo—A Shelter that Filters the Sun

Ron Polomchak, conductor, Schaumburg Youth Concert Orchestra, Schaumburg IL
   Ron Nelson—Jubilee

   Copland arr. Longfield—Fanfare for the Common Man   
   Richard Meyer—An American Rhapsody

 

Wes Kenney, conductor, Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Denver CO
    Copland—Billy the Kid Suite


***

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, 2016. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division later this fall. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

ERNST BACON AWARD semi-finalists, 2016, community and youth orchestra

The American Prize is very pleased to announce SEMI-FINALISTS for the ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, 2016, in the community and youth orchestra divisions. College/University and Professional semi-finalists will be announced separately. Congratulations!

Among the many contests of The American Prize, the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music is unique. It recognizes and rewards the best performances of American music by orchestras and choruses worldwide, based on submitted recordings. Applications are accepted from professional, college/university, community and high school orchestras, competing in separate divisions, from choruses performing with orchestra, from orchestra and choral conductors, and from composers of orchestral or choral/orchestral music with excellent recordings of their works.

Focused exclusively on works by American composers from any period and in any style, the contest not only judges performances, but in the case of new or unfamiliar works, the music itself.

Ernst Bacon (1898—1990) was one of that pioneering generation of composers who, along with Thomson, Copland, Harris, and others, found a voice for American music. Winner of a Pulitzer Scholarship (for his Symphony in D minor) and no fewer than three Guggenheim Fellowships, Ernst Bacon set out to create compositions that expressed the vitality and affirmative spirit of our country.

It is fitting, and with honor, that The American Prize creates an annual award in the memory of Ernst Bacon, recognizing the finest performances of American orchestral music worldwide.

To learn more about the music & legacy of Ernst Bacon, please visit the website of the Ernst Bacon Society.

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com


The American Prize ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, semi-finalists, COMMUNITY division, 2016

Semi-finalists are listed by applicant, ensemble (when applicable), composer and name of work(s) submitted for consideration.

Donald L. Appert, conductor, Clark College Orchestra, Vancouver WA
    Eric Ewazen—Palmetto Suite for Alto Trombone and Orchestra

Kathryn Bowers, conductor, Oratorio Society of Estes Park, Estes Park CO
    Robert Charles Howard—Wilderness Reflections 

Kathryn Bowers, conductor, Oratorio Society of Estes Park, Estes Park CO
    Jerry Brubaker—Rocky Mountain Majesty 

Libi Lebel, conductor, Texas Medical Center Orchestra, Houston TX
    Bernstein—Candide Overture
    Ron Nelson—Savannah River Holiday
    Grofe—Mississippi Suite

Wallace DePue, Sr., composer, Hamilton/Fairfield Symphony, Hamilton OH
    DePue—The Bird Frog and Tree Club 

Thomas Rainey, music director, Williamson County Symphony Orchestra, Round Rock TX
    Robert Wendel—Parade of the Percussionists
    Showalter/Daniels—Creation Dawn
    Williams—Superman March

Steve Nelson Lewis, Jr., music director, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Prairie Village KS
    Joseph Kern—Chamber Symphony 

Diane Retallack, artistic director Eugene Vocal Arts Chamber Choir, Eugene OR
    Joan Szymko—Shadow & Light (an alzheimer’s journey in sixteen movements)

Peter Wilson, music director, Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, Waynesboro VA
    Copland—Lincoln Portrait 

Martha Stoddard, artistic director, Oakland Civic Orchestra, Oakland CA
    Stoddard—Gait Changes  


The American Prize ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, semi-finalists, YOUTH ORCHESTRA division, 2016
 
Orlando Cela, conductor, NC Governor's School Orchestra, Winston-Salem NC
   Ken Ueno—On the Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis
   Libby Larsen—What the Monster Saw
   Ives—Three Places in New England, Putnam’s Camp, Redding, Connecticut
   Ives—The Fourth of July
   Dulaney—The Old Harp, version 3
   John Luther Adams—Dark Waves
   Armando Bayolo—A Shelter that Filters the Sun

Ron Polomchak, conductor, Schaumburg Youth Concert Orchestra, Schaumburg IL
   Ron Nelson—Jubilee

   Copland arr. Longfield—Fanfare for the Common Man   
   Richard Meyer—An American Rhapsody

 

Wes Kenney, conductor, Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Denver CO
    Copland—Billy the Kid Suite


***

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD in the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, 2016. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division later this fall. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

WOMEN in ART SONG & ORATORIO, semi-finalists: all divisions, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in art song and oratorio for 2016 in all divisions. Congratulations!

In the professional category, we list an extensive grouping of semi-finalists, perhaps the most exciting competition in this division in the contest's history.  

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced later this month, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Elizabeth Ann Benson    Auburn AL

Savannah Bisset    Port Chester NY

Teresa Winner Blume    Needham MA   

Melisa Bonetti    Cincinnati OH   

Samantha Britt    New York NY   

Joanie Brittingham    New York NY   

Laura Osgood Brown    Interlochen MI   

Danielle Buonaiuto    Brooklyn NY   

Anna Christofaro    Excelsior MN   

Tania Arazi Coambs    Champaign IL 

Magaly Cordero    Oak Park IL   

Sarah Nelson Craft    Brooklyn NY   

Joan Marie Dauber    Chicago IL   

Carley DeFranco    Somerville MA   

Theresa Dunigan    Richland WA   

Lily Guerrero    Chicago IL   

Michelle Jarrell    Marietta GA   

Rachel Joselson    Iowa City IA 

Sarah Kelder    Bolingbrook IL   

Michele Elizabeth Kennedy    Astoria NY   

Dana Kephart    Rocky Hill CT   

Kirsten C. Kunkle    Wilmington DE   

Rosalind Lee    Oak Park IL   

Margaret Lias    Boston MA   

Elisabeth Marshall    Portland ME   

Qianru Meng    Newark NJ   

Valeria Sokolova Ore    Las Vegas NV

Sooah Park    Tyler TX   

Juliet Petrus    Chicago IL   

Jennifer Piazza-Pick    Chester VA   

Stella Dayrit Roden    Warrensburg MO   

Margot Rood    East Boston MA   

Penelope Shumate    Macomb IL   

Josefien Stoppelenburg    Evanston IL   

Zoe Vandermeer    Gaylordsville CT 

Agnes Vojtko    Dallas TX   

Raquel Winnica Young    Pittsburgh PA   

Dana Zenobi    Austin TX   


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Olivia Boen    Chicago IL

Lillian Broderick    Northfield VT    

Julia Coelho    Columbia MO    

Julia Cohen    New Paltz NY   

Beibei Guan    Fresh Meadow NY    

Natalie Logan    Dallas TX    

Christina Marcenkus    Bonita Springs FL   

Amber Marsh    Los Angeles CA    

Nicolette Nazarowski    Chicago IL   

Veronica Richer    Bryan OH   

Samantha Schmid    Boston MA   

Yunji Shim    Urbana IL   

Sarah Love Taylor    Winston-Salem NC    

Kaitlyn Tierney    Philadelphia PA  

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Mary Elizabeth Adler    Bellevue WA    

Lina Chung    Buford GA   

Dalia Medovnikov    Woodbridge CT    

Olivia C. Prendergast    Penn Valley PA    

Lilith Sarkar    Los Altos CA    

Taryn Surratt    Houston TX    

Caroline Wolfe    Dallastown PA

***

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division later in the summer. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.




Saturday, August 13, 2016

WOMEN in ART SONG & ORATORIO, semi-finalists: college/university and high school divisions, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in art song and oratorio for 2016 in the college/university and high school divisions. (The professional division will be published separately.) Congratulations!

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced later this month, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university art song division (women), 2016

Olivia Boen    Chicago IL

Lillian Broderick    Northfield VT    

Julia Coelho    Columbia MO    

Julia Cohen    New Paltz NY   

Beibei Guan    Fresh Meadow NY    

Natalie Logan    Dallas TX    

Christina Marcenkus    Bonita Springs FL   

Amber Marsh    Los Angeles CA    

Nicolette Nazarowski    Chicago IL   

Veronica Richer    Bryan OH   

Samantha Schmid    Boston MA   

Yunji Shim    Urbana IL   

Sarah Love Taylor    Winston-Salem NC    

Kaitlyn Tierney    Philadelphia PA  


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school art song division (women), 2016

Mary Elizabeth Adler    Bellevue WA    

Lina Chung    Buford GA   

Dalia Medovnikov    Woodbridge CT    

Olivia C. Prendergast    Penn Valley PA    

Lilith Sarkar    Los Altos CA    

Taryn Surratt    Houston TX    

Caroline Wolfe    Dallastown PA

***

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division later in the summer. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.




Saturday, August 6, 2016

WOMEN in OPERA, 2016: semi-finalists, all divisions

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in opera for 2016 in all divisions, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations!

In the professional category, we list an extensive grouping of semi-finalists, perhaps the most exciting competition in this division in the contest's history. 

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please "like" our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional division (women), 2016

Elizabeth Baldwin    Sylvania OH

Savannah Bisset    Port Chester NY

Melisa Bonetti    Cincinnati OH

Keely Bosworth Borland    Greenbelt MD

Samantha Britt    New York NY 

Joanie Brittingham    New York NY  

Laura Osgood Brown    Interlochen MI 

Melissa Jean Chavez    Winchester VA

Becca Conviser    Glencoe IL 

Danielle Davis    Lindenhurst NY 

Yelena Dudochkin    Waban MA

Theresa Dunigan    Richland WA 

Jennifer Graf    Quakertown PA 

Kisma Jordan    Detroit MI 

Diane Kalinowski    Meadville PA

Manna KnJoi    Stallings NC

Kirsten C. Kunkle    Wilmington DE  

Anna Laurenzo    Urbandale IA

Rosalind Lee    Oak Park IL

Alexandra Loutsion    Chicago IL 

Emily Martin    Lewisburg PA

Lindsey L. McKee    Tulsa OK

Carley Neill    Sacramento CA

Jessica Rose Nelson    Blackwood NJ

Lisa Newill-Smith    Berlin Germany

Jessica Satava    Baltimore MD

Rachele Schmiege    Jamaica Plain MA 

Jenna Siladie    Astoria NY 

Zoe Vandermeer    Gaylordsville CT

Susan Wheeler    Burke VA

Sara Womble    Brighton MA

  

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/ university opera division (women), 2016

Jamie Balter    Baltimore MD

Ksenia Berestovskaya    Boston MA

Kasia Bitner    Aliso Viejo CA

Alyssa Brode    Los Angeles CA

Kelsey Debner    Austin TX

Lauren K. Frey    Pittsburgh PA

Beibei Guan    Fresh Meadow NY

Taryn Holback    Reisterstown MD

Natalie Logan    Dallas TX 

Christina Marcenkus    Bonita Springs FL 

Amber Marsh    Los Angeles CA 

Elizabeth Moran    New York NY 

Veronica Richer    Bryan OH

Samantha Schmid    Boston MA 

Yunji Shim    Urbana IL 

Kaitlyn Tierney    Philadelphia PA 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school opera division (women), 2016

Caitlin Chisham    Holts Summit MO

Irene Y. Chun    Flushing NY

Lilith Sarkar    Los Altos CA

Alexandra Taylor    Naples FL
 

***

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division later in the summer. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

WOMEN in OPERA, semi-finalists, 2016, college/university and high school

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in opera for 2016 in the college/university and high school divisions, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (The professional division will be posted separately.)

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please "like" our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/ university opera division (women), 2016

Jamie Balter    Baltimore MD

Ksenia Berestovskaya    Boston MA

Kasia Bitner    Aliso Viejo CA

Alyssa Brode    Los Angeles CA

Kelsey Debner    Austin TX

Lauren K. Frey    Pittsburgh PA

Beibei Guan    Fresh Meadow NY

Taryn Holback    Reisterstown MD

Natalie Logan    Dallas TX 

Christina Marcenkus    Bonita Springs FL 

Amber Marsh    Los Angeles CA 

Elizabeth Moran    New York NY 

Veronica Richer    Bryan OH

Samantha Schmid    Boston MA 

Yunji Shim    Urbana IL 

Kaitlyn Tierney    Philadelphia PA 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school opera division (women), 2016

Caitlin Chisham    Holts Summit MO

Irene Y. Chun    Flushing NY

Lilith Sarkar    Los Altos CA

Alexandra Taylor    Naples FL
 

***

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division later in the summer. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

Friday, July 29, 2016

MEN in ART SONG & ORATORIO, semi-finalists, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST men in art song & oratorio for 2016, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (men),  2016

Ryan F. Burns    Vernon CT 

James Dargan    Dorchester MA 

Carl DuPont    Charlotte NC 

Patrick Jones    Dallas TX 

Stephen Lancaster    South Bend IN 

Devon Morin    Saunderstown RI 

Nicholas Provenzale    Mattoon IL 

Chai-Lun Yueh    West Hartford CT


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (men),  2016

Brayton Arvin   Bloomington IN

Quinn Bernegger    Essex Junction VT 

Ben Reisinger    Rochester NY  

Mitchell Sturges    Midvale UT 

Gabriel Wernick    Evanston IL 

Alexander York    Evanston IL


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2016

Thomas J. Litchev    Dillon CO   

Ethan Yan    Mountain View CA

Ruobing Zhang    Voorhees NJ   

***

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division later this summer. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.






Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MEN in OPERA, semi-finalists, 2016 (*CORRECTED*)

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST men in opera for 2016, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional opera division (men), 2016

Ryan Bradford    Walnut Creek CA

Evan Bravos    Chicago IL

Keith Brown    Interlochen MI

Dominick Cicco   Lemoyne PA

Patrick Jones    Dallas TX

Peter W. Lightfoot    East Lansing MI

Hugo Vera    Tucson AZ

Andrew Wannigman    Norman OK
   

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university opera division (men), 2016

Brayton Arvin   Bloomington IN 

Quinn Bernegger    Essex Junction VT

Frank Daniel Laucerica    Miami FL

Ben Reisinger    Rochester NY

Gabriel Wernick    Evanston IL
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We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division later in the summer. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.