Friday, April 16, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to CHORAL SEMI-FINALISTS

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL SEMI-FINALISTS for The American Prize spring 2010 competitions in CHORAL PERFORMANCE and CHORAL CONDUCTING.

We were delighted with the musical and geographic diversity represented by the ensembles and individuals listed below and look forward to the inspiring (if difficult) task of selecting FINALISTS. (Finalists will be announced according to the schedule posted for each competition.)

If you were NOT chosen as a semi-finalist, the competition is not yet over. Different from many competitions where contestants who do not reach the semi-finals are eliminated without further consideration or communication, each contestant, including those not advanced to the semi-finals, whether an ensemble or individual, will receive an evaluation. Those evaluations will be emailed AFTER the winners are finally tabulated and announced in June. In this way, The American Prize seeks to provide encouragement to every one of its contestants, regardless of location, category or stature.

SEMI-FINALISTS in CHORAL PERFORMANCE

Announced April 16, 2010—Listed in no order, by category


Youth Chorus
The New World Singers—Columbus, OH
Rhode Island Children’s Chorus-Chamber Choir—Harrisville, R.I.
Salem Youth Chorus—Salem, OH

High School Chorus
HSPVA Madrigal Singers—Houston, TX   
Burley Middle School Young Women’s Chorus—Charlottesville, VA
Traverse City West Sr. High School Chorale—Traverse City, MI   
Olympia High School Chorale—Stanford, IL

College/University Chorus
Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir—Albany, OR
Washington and Jefferson College Camerata Singers—Washington, PA
 NW Oklahoma University Chorale—Alva, OK

Community/Faith Based Chorus
Cathedral Choral Society—Washington, DC
Harmonium Choral Society—Morristown, NJ
Monadnock Chorus—Peterborough, NH
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus—Boston, MA
Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra—Fair Oaks, CA
The Vocal Art Ensemble—Davis, CA
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus—San Francisco, CA
Bel Canto Chorus—Milwaukee, WI
Pocono Choral Society—Stroudsburg, PA
Choral Arts—Seattle, WA
Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra—Providence, RI 
Putnam Chorale—Carmel, NY 
Wallingford Chorus and Chamber Orchestra—Wallingford, CT
Metropolitan Detroit Chorale—Sterling Heights, MI
Atlanta Sacred Chorale—Atlanta, GA
Pocket Opera of New York Chorus—Astoria, NY
Cantori New York—New York, NY
Baltimore Choral Arts Society—Baltimore, MD
Ars Nova Singers—Boulder, CO
International Orange Chorale—San Francisco, CA
Seattle Pro Musica—Seattle, WA
Calvin College Alumni Choir—Grand Rapids, MI

Professional Chorus
VOX—The Rob Seible Singers—Houston, TX
Roomful of Teeth—Williamstown, MA
 

SEMI-FINALISTS in CONDUCTING (CHORAL DIVISION)
Announced April 16, 2010—Listed alphabetically by state

Jeremy Faust, CA
Donald Kendrick, CA
Kathleen McGuire, CA
Thomas Morgan, CO
Theresa Diaz McGee, CT
Bryan Zaros, CT
J. Reilly Lewis, DC
Eric Nelson, GA
Tom Hall, MD
Pearl Shangkuan, MI
Jerrold Fisher, NY
Wei-En Hsu, NY
Jon Simsic, OH
Stephen Kingsbury, OK
James Reddan, OR
Edward Markward, RI
Chirstine Noel, RI
Cameron LaBarr, TX
Robert Bode, WA          
Karen Thomas, WA

Next week, The American Prize will share with  media contacts provided by all semi-finalists news of their selection.

Please DO email to our office links to news stories about your selection that appear in the media. We will make those links available on our blog.

Again, congratulations to all semi-finalists and thank you for your interest in The American Prize.

David Katz, chief judge
The American Prize
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