Monday, August 17, 2015

COMPOSER semi-finalists (CHAMBER MUSIC), professional division

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2015 SEMI-FINALIST composers of chamber music in the professional division, in a broad variety of styles and for diverse groupings of instruments and voices. 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—Chamber Music (professional division)

Adrienne Albert    Los Angeles CA
    Cuban Stories
Sahba Aminikia    San Francisco CA
    Tar o Pood (Warp and Weft)
Kimberly K. Archer    Edwardsville IL
    Five Baudelaire Settings
David  Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
    Sacred Winds
Bjorn Berkhout    Sunnyside NY
Stephen R. Bernstein    West Hills CA
    Emeralds: Poems of Medieval Ireland
Suzy Steele Born    Highland Park IL
    Trio in D minor
Robert J. Bradshaw    Gloucester MA
    Tableau No.3   The Miracle of Lascaux
Benedikt Brydern    Santa Monica CA
Oliver Caplan    Medford MA
    My Elephant Cloud 
Augusta Cecconi-Bates    Cape Vincent NY
    From the Tug Hill Plateau
Stephen Cohn    Burbank CA
    Sea Change
I'Lana S. Cotton    Medford OR
    For Persons Out-of-Time
Judd Danby    Lafayette IN
    String Quartet
Greg Danner    Cookeville TN
    Danzas Cubanos
Dante  DeSilva    Tarzana CA
    Mr. Distinguished
Nancy Bloomer Deussen    Mountain View CA
    Solstice Circle,  Canticles
Paul Elwood    Greeley CO
    Tonus Peregrinus
Matthew H. Fields    Ann Arbor MI
    Progeny of Memory
David Garner    El Cerrito CA
    String Quartet No. 2
Amos Gillespie    Chicago IL
    The Providence of Zorn
Burton Goldstein    Santa Monica CA
    Two Pieces for Piano Quintet
Jocelyn Hagen    Minneapolis MN
John Heins    Broomfield CO
    String Quartet No. 2
Blake R. Henson    De Pere WI
    Dirge for Two Veterans: a cycle of grief
Ching-chu Hu    Newark OH
    Three Songs
Ssu-Yu Huang    West Warwick RI
    Enchanted Island
Kenneth A. Jacobs    Townsend TN
    Canopy of Dreams, The Pine Planters
Michael Kaulkin    Oakland CA
    City Walks, Zwei Hulshoff Lieder, American Standard
Eva  Kendrick    Providence RI
Douglas Knehans    Cincinnati OH
Jonathan N. Kupper    La Mirada CA
    Life Cycle, Relation: A Poem by Danny McCarthy, Moods of Rejection, more
Cherise Leiter    Lakewood CO
    Love Letters from a War
Valerie Liu    Alameda CA
    Eastern Lines
Samuel A. Livingston    Hopewell NJ
    Quartet in C
Stefanie Lubkowski    Cambridge MA
    This is the Light of Autumn
Daniel McCarthy    Akron OH
    Black Belt, White Cadillac; Visions of the Anointed
Jonathan B. McNair    Chattanooga TN
    The Gathering
Kari Medina    Seattle WA
    The Meadows Wide
Kamyar Mohajer    Santa Clara CA
    String Quartet 
Jeff Morris    College Station, TX
    Alice in Wonder
Rebecca Oswald    Eugene OR
    Theseus and the Minotaur, Loco Motives, Your Hands
Emyli Poltorak    Portland OR
Angelique Poteat    Seattle WA
    Song and Dance
Kyle Randall    San Francisco CA
    The Automaton
Jay Reise    Philadelphia PA
Dana Dimitri Richardson    Lynbrook NY
    Allegro Appassionato
Kurt Sander    Cincinnati OH
    Ella's Song
Filippo Santoro    New Haven CT
Philip Schuessler    Hammond LA
    Driftwood Box Puzzle
Benjamin Shorstein    Jacksonville FL
    Sonata in F# Minor
Andrew Sigler    Knoxville TN
    finding the air up there
Richard Silverman    Brooklyn NY
    String Quartet #2
Greg A. Steinke    Depoe Bay OR
    Random Blackouts I
Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn    Witchita KS
    Urban Jungle 
Judith Stillman    Providence RI 
    Phoenix from the Ashes
Justin Tierney    West Haven CT
Kyle Vanderburg    Norman OK
    Caffeination, Over Every Open Field
Jorge Elias Variego    Knoxville TN
Nick Vasallo    Eastvale CA
    When the War Began 
William Vollinger    Woodcliff Lake NJ
    Raspberry Man
P. Kellach Waddle    Austin TX
    American Nightmare, Marriage of Church and State
Sarah Wald    Chicago  IL
    Piano Trio
Ken Walicki    Fullerton CA
    Refuge, A Wave in the Ocean, more
Seth Ward    New York NY
    Three Songs of E.E. Cummings
Scott L. Wise    Suisun City CA
    Music From the Pathless Woods, Song of the Lonely Shore, more
Amir Zaheri    Tuscaloosa AL
    Two Girls and a Boy
Judith Lang Zaimont    Maricopa AZ
    String Quartet "The Figure"


We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, 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 in several weeks. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: or follow the news on Facebook: or Twitter: "

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Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

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