Wednesday, September 9, 2015


The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST bands for 2015 in all categories. 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:

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—college/university division

Dr Martin H. Seggelke    Illinois State Univ. Wind
    Symphony   Normal, IL 
Jeffrey Renshaw    Univ. of Connecticut Wind Ensemble 
    Storrs, CT 
Jaclyn Hartenberger    University of Georgia Wind
    Symphony   Athens, GA 
Jaemi Loeb    Centre College Wind Ensemble 
    Danville, KY 
David Vickerman    The College of New Jersey Wind
    Ensemble   Ewing, NJ 
Eric Wilson    Baylor University Wind Ensemble 
    Waco, TX 

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division

Shelly Eager      Cinematic Symphony 
    Austin, TX 
Lewis J. Buckley    Metropolitan Wind Symphony 
    Boston, MA 
Corey Seapy    Charles River Wind Ensemble 
    Watertown, MA 
Birch P. Browning    Cleveland Winds 
    Cleveland, OH 
Trent A. Hollinger    Quincy Concert Band 
    Quincy, IL 
Jason Atha    Parkview High School Symphonic
    Band   Lilburn, GA 
Ted Vives    Los Alamos Community Winds
     Los Alamos, NM 


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! Our ensemble has 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 the division in several weeks. 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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