Wednesday, July 8, 2015

VOCAL semi-finalists, 2015 (WOMEN—ART SONG) announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of SEMI-FINALIST women in art song for 2015. Congratulations! To know the exact date when finalists will be announced later this month, 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 art song division (women)

Karen Archbold    Glen Ellyn IL
Betsy Archer    Munster IN
Gwendolyn Brown    Chicago IL
Tania Coambs    Champaign IL
Jessica Louise Coe    Grand Rapids MI
Sarah Nelson Craft    Brooklyn NY
Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber    Hollidaysburg PA
Beena David    Chicago IL
Kathryn Findlen    Austin TX
Leslie Giammanco    New York NY
Annie Gill    Baltimore MD
Dena Holland    Hawley PA
Michelle E. Jarrell    Marietta GA
Elizabeth Kling    Auburn AL
Evangelia Leontis    Greensboro NC
Laura Loge   Bellevue WA
Kimberly Prins Moeller    Tucson AZ
Clara Osowski    Brooklyn Center MN
Jung Hwa Park    New York NY
Tami Petty    New York NY
Jennifer Piazza-Pick    Chester VA
Rebecca Rapoport-Cole    Somerville MA
Penelope Shumate    Macomb IL
Kimberly States    Brooklyn NY
Christine Steyer    Oak Park IL
Alexandra Whitfield    Lexington MA
Dana Zenobi    Austin TX

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

Tascha Anderson    Helena  MT 
Clare Demer    Tucson  AZ 
Abigail Jackson    Dallas  TX 
Janese Lewis    Jackson  MS 
Brianna Meese    Franklin Lakes  NJ 
Paulina Nastasha Yeung    New York  NY 

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

Sarah Aaldering    Los Gatos  CA
Larisa Bell    McHenry  IL
Gwyneth Campbell    New York  NY
Mabel Furutsuki    Palo Alto  CA
Nicole Koh   Daly City  CA
Taylor See  Las Vegas  NV 


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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