Friday, August 7, 2015

VOCAL finalists (men), 2015

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST men in opera and art song for 2015. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement this fall.

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
Peter Lightfoot    East Lansing MI
Ian McEuen    Bethesda MD
Andrew McLaughlin    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       
Galeano Salas    Philadelphia PA       
Christopher Sokolowski    Hurley, NY
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  
Christian Ketter    Chicago IL 
Justin John Moniz    Lake Ronkonkoma NY 
Christopher Sokolowski    Bloomington IN  
Jorell Williams    New York NY  


We encourage 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 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 winners 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 finalists.

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