Monday, April 30, 2012

FINALISTS in OPERA (women), 2012

The American Prize is pleased to announce finalist women for The American Prize in Opera Performance, 2012. To know the exact day when winners will be announced, based on the general calendar printed with the competition guidelines, please "like" our Facebook pages or subscribe to our Twitter account, where the schedule will be published first.

Please make us aware of any misprints by emailing theamericanprize@gmail.com

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012
Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Opera—professional division (women)  

Rebekah AuYeung, TX
Greer Davis, NY 
Julie-Anne Hamula, NJ   
Kristin Johnston, IL 
Joann Martinson, ND  
Sarah McIntyre, IL 
Patrice Michaels, IL 
Juliet Petrus, IL   
Claire Stadtmueller, CT   
Christine Steyer, IL   
Kate Tombaugh, IL   
Suzanne Vinnik, PA   
Susan Wheeler, VA

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012
Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Opera—college/university division (women)
   
Deborah Blakesley, WA
Gabriella Carrillo, AZ      
Ruth Hartt, MA   
Romelia Lupas, MI   
Laura Proctor, NY   
Elizabeth Mary Sutphen, NY   
Julia Katherine Walsh, PA   
Maren Weinberger, NY
Yilin Hsu Wentlandt, CA 

Congratulations to all finalists. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FINALISTS in OPERA (men), 2012

The American Prize is pleased to announce finalist men for The American Prize in Opera Performance, 2012. To know the exact day when winners will be announced, based on the general calendar printed with the competition guidelines, please "like" our Facebook pages or subscribe to our Twitter account, where the schedule will be published first.

Congratulations to all finalists. Announcement of opera finalist women to follow later in the week.

Please make us aware of any misprints by emailing theamericanprize@gmail.com

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012 Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Opera—professional division (men) 

Geoffrey Agpalo, IL   
William Bennett, IL   
Matthew Garrett, NY      
Jeffrey Hill, NC   
Christian Ketter, IL   
Simon Kyung Lee, IL    
Randall Scotting, CO   

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012 Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Opera—college/university division (men)

Andrew Bawden, VA 
Cristopher Frisco, PA  
Mo Li, OH   
Johnathan Riesen, MI   
Mitchell Sturges, AZ  
Andrew York, FL

Monday, April 23, 2012

VOCAL FINALISTS—art song

The American Prize is pleased to announce finalists for The American Prize in Art Song Performance, 2012. To know the exact day when winners will be announced, based on the general calendar printed with the competition guidelines, please "like" our Facebook pages or subscribe to our Twitter account, where the schedule will be published first.

Congratulations to all finalists. Opera finalist announcements to follow later in the week.

Please make us aware of any misprints by emailing theamericanprize@gmail.com

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012
Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Art Song—professional division (women)  

Sharin Apostolou, NY   
Rebekah AuYeung, TX
Holly Thomson DiClaudio, GA   
Darlene Koldenhoven, CA   
Jessica McCormack, OH   
Sarah McIntyre, IL   
Patrice Michaels, IL   
Juliet Petrus, IL   
Maggie Schwenker, PA   
Kate Tombaugh, IL  
Anneliese von Goerken, WA   

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012 
Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Art Song—professional division (men) 

Matthew Garrett, NY    
Jeffrey Hill, NC   
Patrick Howle, MO    
Christian Ketter, IL    
Chad R. Payton, MS     
Randall Scotting, CO    
Darryl Taylor, CA   
 
 
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012
Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Art Song—college/university division (women)
   
Deborah Blakesley, WA   
Ruth Hartt, MA
Sanghee Park, TX
Sarah Richardson, WI
Elizabeth Mary Sutphen, NY
Yilin Hsu Wentlandt, CA
   
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012
Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Art Song—college/university division (men)

Andrew Bawden, VA   
Jonathan F. Cooper, OH
Matthew J. Daniels, FL
Michael Orlinsky, IL   

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Vocal Performance, 2012
Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Art Song—high school division (women)

Grace Canfield, IL  
Clare Demer, AZ   
Madison Williams, OH   
 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

COMPOSER FINALISTS (orchestra), 2012

Composer FINALISTS for The American Prize display inspiration, excellent craftsmanship, the ability to manipulate and develop materials, and clear artistic intentions—in a variety of styles and musical languages.

One winner and two runner-ups will be selected. Each finalist will receive a written evaluation and prize certificate.

The FINALISTS for The American Prize in Composition are listed in alphabetical order. Please let us know of any misprints. (theamericanprize@gmail.com)

Congratulations!

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra Division (professional)

Lee Actor, CA    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
David Avshalomov, CA    Trotzky's Train
Oliver Caplan, MA    Journey to the West
Nancy Bloomer Deussen, CA    Trinity Alps
Raphael Fusco, NJ    Sinfonia Drammatica
Michael Gatonska, CT    The Whispering Wind
Burton Goldstein, CA    Pale Fire
Raymond Horton, IN    Make Gentle the Life of This World
Michael S. Horwood, AB, Canada    National Park Suite
Jonathan Kolm, VA    Prophecies
Osnat Netzer, MA    Common Ground
Matthew  Peterson, IN     Hyperborea
David P. Sartor, TN    Portent and Apotheosis
Baljinder Sekhon, II, FL    The Offering
Greg A. Steinke*, OR    All in a Moment's Time
Judith Lang Zaimont    AZ    Solar Traveller 

The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra Division (student)

Jason Thorpe Buchanan, NY    Berlin Songs
Roberto Kalb, MA    Mascaras for Orchestra
Alessandra Salvati, FL    Sinfonia
Liza White, IL    Step!

*Dr. Steinke is on leave-of-absence from The American Prize judging panel during 2012.

COMPOSER FINALISTS (choral), 2012

Composer FINALISTS for The American Prize display inspiration, excellent craftsmanship, the ability to manipulate and develop materials, and clear artistic intentions—in a variety of styles and musical languages.

One winner and two runner-ups will be selected. Each finalist will receive a written evaluation and prize certificate.

The FINALISTS for The American Prize in Composition are listed in alphabetical order. Please let us know of any misprints. (theamericanprize@gmail.com)

Congratulations!

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Choral Division (professional)

Melinda Bargreen, WA    selected choral works
Greg Bartholomew, WA    selected choral works
Jenni Brandon, CA    selected choral works             
Nancy Bloomer Deussen, CA    The Message; Et in Terra Pax
Brian W. Holmes, CA   Amherst Requiem
Anne Carol Kilstofte, AZ    Soft Footfalls: Song of the Anasazi
Lansing McLoskey, FL    The Memory of Rain; Burning Chariots
Robert A.M. Ross, PA    Psalm 51; Of Nature and Humility
Paul J. Rudoi, MN  selected choral works
David P. Sartor, TN     Thy Light is Come


FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Choral Division (student)

Costantinos Dafnis, MI    Carmen Vocis
Joshua Fishbein, CA    selected choral works   
Jason Michael Saunders, WA    selected choral works         



 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

PIANO FINALISTS, 2012

The American Prize congratulates the following individuals on their selection as finalists for The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2012, solo and concerto divisions.

One winner will be selected in each division, as well as two runners-up. All finalists will receive certificates as well as written evaluations from our national panel of judges.

Listings below are in alphabetical order.

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Solo Piano Performance—professional division
Cole Burger, MD   
Catharine Quillen Dornin, NH       
Lara Downes, CA       
Graciella Kowalczyk, KY       
Nathanael May, MO       

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Solo Piano Performance—college/university division
Aeryeon Jang                        
Kevin Kwan Loucks, NY      
Youngmi Moon, GA              
Azariah Tan, MI                                             
Sukyung Yang, IL                   
Yuanchang Zhou, MI     


FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance—high school division  
Michael Davidman, NY    
Taide Ding, MS    
T.J. Keanu Tario, NY                

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Concerto Performance—college/university division
Kevin Kwan Loucks, NY   
Azariah Tan,  MI   
Azariah Tan,  MI   
Azariah Tan,  MI    

(Mr. Tan made three separate applications.) 

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Concerto Performance—high school division
Michael Davidman, NY
Jim Lu, UT   
Jing Luo, VA    


Please let us know of any misprints. (theamericanprize@gmail.com)

 


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

THIS WEEK at TAP: for April 9

ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATES:
We expect to announce PIANO finalists late during the week of April 2nd; COMPOSER finalists during the week of April 9, and VOCAL finalists, as scheduled, the week of April 16. "Friend" our Facebook page or subscribe to our Twitter feed to know the exact day and time that finalists in each category will be posted. Thanks to all contestants.