Monday, July 27, 2015

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2015 (ORCHESTRA) professional division

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2015 SEMI-FINALIST composers for orchestra (professional division). Congratulations! To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, 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—Orchestra (professional division)

Lee Actor   Monte Sereno CA
   Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Donald L. Appert    Vancouver WA
   Fantasy for Contrabass Solo and String Orchestra
David Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
   Pangs of Love
Elizabeth Bell    Tarrytown NY
    Spectra, Symphony #1
Robert W. Butts    Madison NJ
   Symphony No.1, The Joshua Symphony
Oliver Caplan    Medford MA
   Lunastella Fuga, Journey to the West
Augusta Cecconi-Bates    Cape Vincent NY
   Essences of the North Country
M.L. Daniels    Round Rock TX
   Where is Love? 
Nancy Bloomer Deussen    Mountain View CA
   Peninsula Suite, Concerto for Clarinet & Small Orchestra
Kim Diehnelt    Chicago IL
Karim Elmahmoudi    Los Angeles CA
   ORBIT: A Symphonic Fantasy
Matthew H. Fields    Ann Arbor MI
   Space Sciences
Burton Goldstein    Santa Monica CA
   Ommateum II, Concert Suite
Ryan M. Hare    Pullman WA
   Chamber Concerto
B.P. Herrington    Conroe TX
   Hast'ning Home
Daniel Hughes    Newark CA
   A Distant Hearth
Douglas Knehans    Cincinnati OH
Keith Lay    Oviedo FL
   Four Dimensions, Children on the Playground (violin concerto)
Feng-Hsu Lee    Hartford CT
   Meteor Impacts  
Philip Manos    Los Angeles CA
   A Serenade for Letty
David W. Maves    Charleston SC
   Timpani Concerto
Daniel McCarthy    Akron OH
   Gothica, Spectral Affects
Jonathan B. McNair    Chattanooga TN
   Hopyard Overture
Michael Murray     Springfield MO
    Four Songs of Solomon
James Joseph Ogburn     Wenatchee WA
   Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra
Angelique Poteat    Seattle WA
   Beyond Much Difference
James V.  Poulsen    Des Moines IA
   Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Paul Reale    Canoga Park CA
   Caldera with Ice Cave
Emilio Solla    Brooklyn NY
   A Galician Voyage: Concerto for Bagpipe, Piano and Orchestra
Greg A. Steinke    Depoe Bay OR
   All in a Moment's Time
Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn    Witchita KS
   Jokers Wild
Larry Tuttle    Van Nuys CA
   Chorale and Fiddle Tune
William Vollinger    Woodcliff Lake NJ
   An Empty Swing
P. Kellach Waddle    Austin TX
   A Walk Through the Vampire's Garden
Ken Walicki    Fullerton CA
   Serendipity, The Diamond Cutter
Yoko Wylegala    Squamish WA
   Iluminacion de la Rana (Enlightenment of the Frog)


We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: or follow the news on Facebook: or Twitter: "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

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