Thursday, April 29, 2010

FAX is offline

For those of you who may want to FAX orders for The American Prize merchandise (available to semifinalists, eventual finalists and winners only) our FAX machine is temporarily offline. We hope to have it repaired by the weekend. Orders can be sent by mail to: HCMT—The American Prize, 25 Hamilton Drive, Suite 100, Danbury, CT  06811. Thanks for your patience.

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
WEBSITE: www.theamericanprize.org
BLOG: www.theamericanprize.blogspot.com
EMAIL: theamericanprz@aol.com or theamericanprize@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: The American Prize
TWITTER: AmericanPrize

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CHORAL semi-finalists to be announced FRIDAY

If all goes according to plan, semi-finalists in the competitions for The American Prize in Conducting—Choral Division and The American Prize in Choral Performance will be announced and posted to our blog, as scheduled, by the end of the business day on Friday, April 16th. Congratulations, in advance, to all semi-finalists.

Finalists will be announced according to the schedule posted for each competition.

Friday, April 9, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to ORCHESTRAL SEMI-FINALISTS

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

Announced April 9, 2010—Listed in no order, by category


High School Orchestras

Longmeadow High School Symphony Orchestra—Longmeadow, MA
Patriot Orchestra—A.E. Stevenson High School—Lincolnshire, IL

Youth Orchestras
Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra—Rockford, IL
Houston Youth Symphony—Houston, TX

College/University Orchestras
Cornell University Symphony Orchestra—Ithaca, NY
Texas Chamber Group Orchestra—Austin, TX
Las Cruces Symphony at NMSU—Las Cruces, NM
Appalachian Symphony Orchestra—Boone, NC
Lehigh University Philharmonic—Bethlehem, PA
Oxford Chamber Orchestra—Oxford, OH
Miami University Symphony Orchestra—Oxford, OH
University of Mary Washington Philharmonic—Fredericksburg, VA
Lamont Symphony Orchestra—Denver, CO

Community Orchestras

Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey—Rockaway, NJ
Austin Civic Orchestra—Austin, TX
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic—Alexandria, VA
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra—Bemidji, MN
NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra—Gainesville, VA
Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra—Alexandria, VA
West Hartford Symphony Orchestra—West Hartford, CT
Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra—West Windsor, NJ
Auburn University/Community Orchestra—Auburn, AL
Mercury Orchestra—Cambridge, MA

Professional Orchestras
Fox Valley Symphony—Appleton, WI
Annapolis Symphony—Annapolis, MD
Western Piedmont Symphony—Hickory, NC
Lancaster Festival Orchestra—Lancaster, OH
Orchestra Miami—Miami, FL

SEMI-FINALISTS in CONDUCTING (ORCHESTRAL DIVISION)
Announced April 9, 2010—Listed alphabetically by state

Howard Goldstein, AL
Lawrence Golan, CO
Richard Chiarappa, CT
Theresa Diaz McGee, CT
Elaine Rinaldi, FL   
Daniel Black, IL
Clark Chaffee, IL
Tong Chen, MD
Jose-Luis Novo, MD
Channing Yu, MA
Yohei Sato, MA
Beverly Everett, MN
Robert W. Butts, NJ
Chiu-Tze Lin, NJ
Lonnie Klein, NM
James Allen Anderson, NC
Ricardo Averbach, OH   
Gary Sheldon, OH
Eugene Albulescu, PA
Nadezda Potemkina, TN
Christopher T. F. Hanson, TX
Wesley Schulz, TX
Michael Webster, TX
Kevin Bartram, VA
Dana McCarthy, VA   
James Villani, VA
Robert Tomaro, WI

Next week, the SEMI-FINALISTS for The American Prize spring 2010 competitions in CHORAL PERFORMANCE and CHORAL CONDUCTING will be announced. Following that announcement, 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
WEBSITE: www.theamericanprize.org
BLOG: www.theamericanprize.blogspot.com
EMAIL: theamericanprz@aol.com or theamericanprize@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: The American Prize
TWITTER: AmericanPrize

For those NOT selected as semi-finalists...

Later today, we will publish the list of semi-finalists in Orchestral Performance and Orchestral Conducting.

If you are 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.

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.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

ORCHESTRA Semi-FInalists to be announced tomorrow

If all goes according to plan, semi-finalists in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance and in Orchestral Conducting will be posted to our blog by the end of the business day on Friday, April 9th. Congratulations, in advance, to all semi-finalists.

Friday, April 2, 2010

First SEMI-FINALISTS to be announced next week.

Semi-finalists in the competitions for The American Prize in Conducting—Orchestra Division and The American Prize in Orchestral Performance will be announced during the week of April 5, 2010. Check FACEBOOK and TWITTER for the announcement of the exact day and time and The American Prize blog for the listing. (Because of the Easter holiday, we expect the announcement will not be made until at least Friday, April 9th.)

Semi-finalists in the Conducting—Choral Division and Choral Performance competitions will be announced the following week (week of April 12, as scheduled.)

Finalists will be announced according to the schedule posted for each competition.