Friday, June 27, 2014


The American Prize is very pleased to announce 2014 FINALIST composers in the choral music division. Congratulations! All finalists receive written evaluations from a member of The American Prize judging panel.

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The American Prize in Composition—Choral (professional division)

Mark Dal Porto  Portales NM
   Spring, the Sweet Spring
R. Michael Daugherty  Jacksonville NC
   selected works
Dominick DiOrio  Bloomington IN
   selected works
Daniel Elder  Nashville TN
   Three Themes of Life and Love
William P. Gorton  Decatur IL
   Prayer to the Mother World, The Lord is My Shepherd, 
   The Night Whispers Fair
Jocelyn Hagen  Minneapolis MN
Samuel R. Hazo  McMurray PA
   GLORIFICARE: Newtown Requiem
Zebulon M. Highben  New Concord OH
   selected works
Elise Letourneau  Orleans ON
   selected works
Timothy S. McDonnell  Immokalee FL
   Sub tuum praesidium, Gaudete
Rebecca Oswald  Eugene OR
   Pied Beauty, Reciprocity, Wise Words of Love
Sheena Phillips  Los Gatos CA
   selected works
Wayland Rogers  Chicago IL
   selected works
Robert Wendel  New York NY
   This is Chanukah

The American Prize in Composition—Choral (student division)

Saunder Choi  Cambridge MA
   selected works
Edward F. Davis  Chicago IL
   My Sun and Song and Spring, Requiem AEternam, 
   Silver Bells
Brian Mark  Holbrook NY
   Ecce nunc benedicite Dominum
Zachary J. Moore  Wind Lake WI
   I Will Lift My Eyes

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