Wednesday, September 23, 2015

COMPOSER FINALISTS: opera, theater, film

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 FINALIST composers of music for theater, opera, or film. 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.

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:

2015 FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—opera, theater, film

Michele Cheng    San Jose CA
    Lost, am I

John Grimmett    New York NY
    Rain Down The Ruin

Sarah  Hutchings    Houghton NY
    Rodman in North Korea

Jonathan N. Kupper    La Miranda CA
    The Monkey's Paw, an opera of Gothic Horror

Paul  Paccione    Macomb IL
    The World is Round

Ronnie Reshef    New York NY
    Something to Live For

Yiguo Yan    New York NY
    Colors of Obsessions


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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