Monday, May 19, 2014


The American Prize is pleased to announce 2014 SEMI-FINALIST composers in the concert band/wind ensemble division. Congratulations! To know the exact date when finalists will be announced in June, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

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The American Prize in Composition—Band (professional division)

David Avshalomov  Santa Monica CA 
   The Last Stand 
Jesse Ayers  Canton OH 
   ...and they gathered on Mount Carmel
Jesse Ayers  Canton OH 
Jesse Ayers  Canton OH 
Laurence Bitensky  Lancaster KY 
   Fearsome Critters
Mark Dal Porto  Portales NM 
Greg Danner  Cookeville TN 
Paul Elwood  Marseille France 
Gregory Fritze  Sharon MA 
   Flor De Azahar
Kyle Kindred  Humble TX 
   Variations on a Tango
Peter Van Zandt Lane  Belmont MA 
   Slant Apparatus
Samuel A. Livingston  Hopewell NJ 
   Three American Scenes
John Mayrose  Oshkosh WI 
   Bending Light
David P. Sartor  Hermitage TN 
   Veni Emmanuel-Fantasy of Abstractions
Kevin Wilt  Boca Raton FL 
   Song of the Phoenix, Nevermore
Scott L. Wise  Suisun City CA 
   Octet for Winds
Roger Zare  Fairfield CT 
   Bennu's Fire

The American Prize in Composition—Band (student division)

Weijun Chen  Buffalo NY 
David Cooper  Salt Lake City UT 
David Ikard  Norman OK 
   Ventus et Unda, Timor et Tremor
Theodore King-Smith  Kansas City MO 
   Manhattan: I. Grand Central II. Central Park
Matthew LaRocca  Sommerville MA 
   Arctic Voices
Shuying Li  Ann Arbor MI 
   Slippery Slope
Patrick O'Malley  Auburn IN 
   Trees Without Leaves, Against the Cloudy Sky
Hangrui Zhang  Cincinnati OH 
   Color Drops

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