Monday, May 19, 2014


The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2014 SEMI-FINALIST composers in the chamber music 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—Chamber Music (professional division)

Lee Actor  Monte Sereno CA
   String Quartet No.1
Adrienne Albert  Los Angeles CA
   Doppler Effect
David Avshalomov  Santa Monica CA
   Torn Curtain
John Beall  Morgantown WV
   Piano Quintet
Steve and Julie Bernstein  West Hills CA
Seth Boustead  Chicago IL
   String Quartet no.1
Suzy Born  Highland Park IL
Robert J. Bradshaw  Glouster MA
   At the Root of Identity
Oliver Caplan  Somerville MA
   Is There a Word That Means Return?
I'lana S. Cotton  Medford OR
   Women's Voices,Women's Words
David Crowe  Lee MA
   Dreams of Wisdom
Greg Danner  Cookeville TN
Jay Derderian  Portland OR
   Outside the Eyes
Gregory Fritze  Sharon MA
   String Quartet
David Garner  El Cerrito CA
   Cuadro Cuadrangulos
David Garner  El Cerrito CA
   Vilna Poems
Burton Goldstein  Santa Monica CA
   String Quartet #2- Kwasi's Revenge
Arthur Gottschalk  Houston TX
   Western Sonata
Lisa Hogan  Jersey City NJ
Tetsuro Hoshii  Boston MA
   The Colors of the Morning
Ching-chu Hu  Newark OH
   Spheres of Influence
Sarah D. Hutchings  Houghton NY
Gregory J. Jackson  Montgomery AL
   Mark of Cain, Op 77
Ruth Lomon  Cambridge MA
Marcia Marchesi  Littleton CO
   Paean, Wind Trio: Or What You Will
Timothy Lee Miller  Mahwah NJ
Stephen Murray  Richmond MA
   selected works
Rebecca Oswald  Eugene OR
   Field Report: News from Rural Oregon, Barbara, 
   Aesop's Fables 
Paul Reale  Canoga Park CA
   Seven Deadly Sins
David P. Sartor  Hermitage TN
   Affectations for Brass Quintet
Mary Simoni  Troy NY
   Piano Trio 
Greg Steinke  Depoe Bay OR
Martha Stoddard  San Francisco CA
   Outbursts: an Homage to Johannes Brahms
Piotr Szewczyk  Jacksonville FL
   Piano Trio No.1, Twisted Dances, Three Episodes
Hainu Tan  Boston MA
   selected works
Marilyn Taft Thomas  McKeesport PA
   The Elements
Danny Ursetti  Simi Valley CA
   The Quarter
Jay Vilnai  Brooklyn NY
   Shakespeare Songs
Kevin Wilt  Boca Raton FL
   Forest Bagatelles, Groove Incubation
John Winsor  Virginia Beach VA
   Caribbean Sunset
Gregg Wramage  Atlantic Highlands NJ
   in shadows, in silence

The American Prize in Composition—Chamber Music (student division)

Daniel Caputo  Mercer Island WA
   Music for Strings, Marimba and Trombones
Rodrigo Bussad Cesar  Miami FL
   La Couleur de L'invisible
Jiyoun Chung  Merriam KS
   Arirang Fantasie
Alex Cooke  Cleveland OH
   Wistful Musings
Ethan Cypress  Oneonta NY
   Night Music
Edward F. Davis  Chicago IL
   Canticum Elementorum, A Shining Road, Starstuff
Simon Frisch  New York NY
   Provost, Red Book
Ian Gayford  Warsaw NY
   Hubble Quartet
Daniel Godsil  Monmouth IL
   Zed One Three
Shuying Li  Ann Arbor MI
   For Lutoslawski
Arash Majd  Northridge CA
   String Quartet #1
Aaron Mencher  Johns Creek GA
   In the Forest
Ian Ng  Long Island City NY
   Grand Jete on a Violin
Patrick O'Malley  Auburn IN
   Trio for Violin, Alto Sax and Cello: Changes
Jakub Polaczyk  Lexington KY
   Cosas que pudieron ser
Amar Talia  New York NY
Brandon Thibodeau  Holt MO
   A Collaborative Conversation
Jamie Whitmarsh  Tallahassee FL
   Animal Songs
Kevin Yang  Hudson OH
   Nocturne of the Ash

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