Friday, March 4, 2011

THE AMERICAN PRIZE in VOCAL PERFORMANCE women finalists ANNOUNCED in most categories

The American Prize is pleased to announce the finalist women in the OPERA & ART SONG divisions, except for the professional opera category, which is delayed until the weekend. (See our facebook page for details.) The winners of The American Prize in Vocal Performance Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards will be chosen from the contestants below. In addition to this blog listing, finalists and their media contacts will be emailed this information shortly. To know exactly when winners in any category will be announced, please subscribe to our facebook or twitter pages.

If you were not chosen as a finalist, the competition is not yet over. The judges reserve the right to award Honorable Mentions, Citations, and other recognition to praiseworthy applicants later in the process. Non-semi-finalists will also receive certificates.

The American Prize in Vocal Performance Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards finalists in OPERA (women) are:

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY DIVISION

Maren Weinberger, Houston, TX
Erin Roth, Plano, TX
Christina Theresa Pecce, Hempstead, NY
Melanie Long, Bronx, NY
Amy Keesun Kwon, Baltimore, MD
Sara Michael Jacobi, Fredericksburg, TX
Stefanie Izzo, Briarwood, NY
Rebecca Patrick Flaherty, Pooler, GA
Katie Carlson, San Francisco, CA
Cristina Burack, Vienna, Austria
Sara Antunovich, Brooklyn, NY
Megan Welker, Evanston, IL

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Laura Corina Sanders, Hillsborough, CA
Emily Tworek-Helenbrook, Alexander, NY

The American Prize in Vocal Performance Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards finalists in ART SONG (women) are:

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Rebekah Alexander, Brookline, MA
Kathleen Allen, Auburn, AL
Kimberly Giordano, Bothell, WA
Megan Hart, Portland, OR
Deborah Lifton, Stamford, CT
Karen Lupton, Atlanta, GA
Diane Thueson Reich, Orem, UT
Penelope Schumate, Philadelphia, PA
Christine Steyer, Oak Park, IL
Laura Strickling, Alexandria, VA
Brandie Sutton, New York, NY

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY DIVISION

Jourdan Laine Burger, Palmetto, FL
Leah Kaye Serr, Shippensburg, PA
Megan Welker, Evanston, IL
Young Hee Kim, Adelphi, MD
Georgia Duan, Bronx, NY

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Ava Borowski, Wilmington, DE
Emily Tworek-Helenbrook, Alexander, NY

Congratulations to all finalists. (We except to announce the rest of the finalists by the end of the weekend. See our facebook and twitter pages for further details.)

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