Thursday, June 10, 2010

The JUDGES have spoken...

The office has now received rankings and evaluations from all the judges for the 2010 spring competitions of The American Prize. We have begun the process of collating the results and will start to contact winners shortly.

As I wrote previously, here is the how the winners will be announced:

Before any public announcement, we will contact the winner in each category to invite them to accept The American Prize for their achievement.

After they accept, the official, public announcement will then be made about the winner, as well as 2nd and any 3rd place finishers. (Other finalists will not be ranked.) The announcement will appear first on our blog, twitter and facebook pages, then will be sent to all finalists, followed by the media.

Prizes, certificates and evaluations will be sent to each winner later in the month; certificates and evaluations will then go out to all other contestants. Winners will be profiled on our website.

We plan to space out the public announcement of winners over a series of days, instead of announcing all the winners at once, to give each ensemble and musician their due, after we receive notice of acceptances.

To learn exactly when the winner in a particular category will be announced publicly, please subscribe to our twitter feed: @americanprize. Of course, each winner will also be announced on our blog and facebook pages, as it happens.

Thanks to all contestants for a wonderfully exciting and stimulating competition.

New 2010 competitions for wind ensembles/concert bands, music theater and opera companies and their conductors, for pianists, vocalists and composers, will be posted to our website later in the month. 2011 competitions for choruses, orchestras and their conductors will be posted to the site a short time later.

All good wishes,
David Katz, chief judge

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