Monday, July 6, 2015

VOCAL semi-finalists, 2015 (MEN in art song & opera) announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST men in opera and art song for 2015. 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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing:

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional opera division (men)

Curtis  Bannister    Chicago  IL
Don O'Neal  LeBlanc    Denton TX
Peter Lightfoot    East Lansing MI
Ian McEuen    Bethesda MD
Andrew McLaughlin    Chicago IL
Dan Richardson    Chicago IL
Johnathan Riesen    Westland MI
Joseph P. Ryan    Sarasota FL
Jorell Williams    New York NY 

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university opera division (men)

Calvin Griffin   Columbus OH
Nicholas Lobenthal   New York NY
Galeano Salas    Philadelphia PA
Christopher Sokolowski    Hurley, NY
Jonathan Story   London, UK
DelShawn Taylor    South Bend IN 
Terriq White    Charlotte NC
Nicholas Yaquinto    Atlanta GA 

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song division (men) 

Derrell Acon    Chicago IL 
David John Davani    Sea Cliff NY 
Wesley Dunnagan    Wabash IN 
Austin-Sinclair Harris    Missouri City TX 
Darrell J. Jordan    Columbia MO 
Christian Ketter    Chicago IL 
Justin John Moniz    Lake Ronkonkoma NY 
Christopher Sokolowski    Bloomington IN 
DaShawn Williams    Hutto TX 
Jorell Williams    New York NY 
Ethan Yan    Mountain View CA 
Chai-Lun Yueh    West Hartford CT  


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 late in July. 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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