Monday, July 7, 2014


In a very strong field of applicants, The American Prize is pleased to announce 2014 FINALIST composers in the chamber 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—Chamber Music (professional division)

Lee Actor  Monte Sereno CA
   String Quartet No.1
David Avshalomov  Santa Monica CA
   Torn Curtain (viola and piano)
Seth Boustead  Chicago IL
   String Quartet no. 1
*Christopher Buchenholz  New York NY
   in Just (soprano, fl, cl, vln, vc, pno)
Robert J. Bradshaw  Glouster MA
   At the Root of Identity (laptop and ensemble)
I'lana S. Cotton  Medford OR
   Women's Voices, Women's Words  
    (voice and 4 percussion)
David Crowe  Lee MA
   Dreams of Wisdom (cl, vln, vc, pno, perc)
David Garner  El Cerrito CA
   Vilna Poems (soprano, cl, vc, pno)
Burton Goldstein  Santa Monica CA
   String Quartet #2- Kwasi's Revenge
Lisa Hogan  Jersey City NJ
   Pierrot (voice and piano)
Ching-chu Hu  Newark OH
   Spheres of Influence (string sextet)
Ruth Lomon  Cambridge MA
   ReWeaving(s) (Native American flute, cl, vc, pno, perc)
Marcia Marchesi  Littleton CO
   Paean (fl, ob, cl, fg, vln, vc)
Timothy Lee Miller  Mahwah NJ
   Divinitus (chamber sextet)
Stephen Murray  Richmond MA
   The Blueberry Lesson, and other songs
   (voice and piano)
Rebecca Oswald  Eugene OR
   Field Report: News from Rural Oregon (cl, pno) 
   Aesop's Fables (woodwind quintet and narrator)
David P. Sartor  Hermitage TN
   Affectations for Brass Quintet
Greg Steinke  Depoe Bay OR
   Suspended (bassoon and string quartet)
Piotr Szewczyk  Jacksonville FL
   Piano Trio No. 1
   Twisted Dances (ob, vln, vc, pno)
Hainu Tan  Boston MA
   Hunting Fireflies (fl, cl)
   Hunting Fireflies (duet for mallet percussion)
Jay Vilnai  Brooklyn NY
   Shakespeare Songs (string trio and solo voice)
Kevin Wilt  Boca Raton FL
   Forest Bagatelles (wind quintet)
   Elemental Dances (ob, vln, vc, pno)
John Winsor  Virginia Beach VA
   Caribbean Sunset (cl, vln, vc, pno)
   Trio (cl, vc, pno)
*Scott Wise  Suisun, CA
   Octet for Winds
Gregg Wramage  Atlantic Highlands NJ
   in shadows, in silence (chamber ensemble)

*category reallocation: application moved from different contest category

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

Rodrigo Bussad Cesar  Miami FL
   Loin (amplified chamber ensemble)
Alex Cooke  Cleveland OH
   Wistful Musings (cello and piano)
Simon Frisch  New York NY
   Provost (string quartet)
   Red Book (clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello)
Daniel Godsil  Monmouth IL
   Zed One Three (violin, cello, piano)
Shuying Li  Ann Arbor MI
   For Lutoslawski (string quartet)
Arash Majd  Northridge CA
   String Quartet #1
Ian Ng  Long Island City NY
   Grand Jete on a Violin (violin and piano)
Patrick O'Malley  Auburn IN
   Trio for Violin, Alto Sax and Cello: Changes
Jakub Polaczyk  Lexington KY
   Cosas que pudieron ser
   (prepared piano and soprano voice)
Jamie Whitmarsh  Tallahassee FL
   Animal Songs (reed quintet)

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