Wednesday, September 9, 2015


The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST opera ensembles for 2015. 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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SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance

Mitchell Hutchings    Houghton Lyric Theater 
    Houghton, NY 
David Holley    Univ. of NC-Greensboro 
    Greensboro, NC 
Maria Sensi Sellner    Resonance Works Pittsburgh 
    Pittsburgh, PA 
Tian Hui Ng    Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra 
    South Hadley, MA 
Tracelyn Gesteland    University of South Dakota 
    Vermillion, SD 
Brooke Lamell   Opera Theatre of Yale College 
    New Haven, CT 
Tania Arazi Coambs    Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
    Indiana, PA 
Rebecca Renfro Grimes    Sam Houston State University 
    Huntsville, TX 
Brian DeMaris    Mill City Summer Opera 
    Ithaca, NY 
Mary Beth Sederburg    Undercroft Opera 
    Pittsburgh, PA 


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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