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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

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
    Glitz
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
    Autobahn
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
    Poem
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
    Juntos
Douglas Knehans    Cincinnati OH
    Lumen
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
    Urtica
Angelique Poteat    Seattle WA
    Song and Dance
Kyle Randall    San Francisco CA
    The Automaton
Jay Reise    Philadelphia PA
    Yinue
Dana Dimitri Richardson    Lynbrook NY
    Allegro Appassionato
Kurt Sander    Cincinnati OH
    Ella's Song
Filippo Santoro    New Haven CT
    Duplum
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
    Gortista
Kyle Vanderburg    Norman OK
    Caffeination, Over Every Open Field
Jorge Elias Variego    Knoxville TN
    Walls
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"

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Congratulations to all semi-finalists.




Monday, August 10, 2015

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2015 (CHAMBER MUSIC) student division

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2015 SEMI-FINALIST composers of chamber music in the student division. 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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Composition—Chamber Music (student division)

Keith Allegretti    Santa Fe NM
    Sonata for cello and piano
Jean Patrick Besingrand    Pittsburgh PA
    Et le vent murmura le nom de Sarah
Cody Brookshire    Gainesville GA
    Irreconcilable Differences, Spellbound, PRISM
Trevor Bumgarner    New York NY
    LP Palimpsest, Everything Went Quiet
Bryce Cannell    Davis CA
    Ailihphilia,  Slivers,  Refractions
Weijun Chen    Buffalo NY
    Canoe
Christopher Couling    South Lyon MI
    Apres un Reve
Ethan Cypress    Oneonta NY
    The Dream
Derek David    Boston MA
    String Quartet No. 1, Viola Sonata
Daniel Despins    Wilmington DE
    Off to War, Lads
Brandon Rafal Epstein    Dix Hills NY
    Code-switch
Joseph Richard Gessler    Houghton NY
    Eight
Daniel Godsil    Monmouth IL
    Praxinoscope
William Carson Graham    Orange Park FL
    Black Form Set
Yunkyung Hong    Madison WI
    Fluidity
William Charles Horsley    Reno  NV
    Three Scenes in Nature: 1. Rolling Waters, 2. A Calm Night Wind, 3. A Blazing Fire
Nathan Allen Jones   Lawrence KS
    Six Qabbani Love Songs
Matthew Kennedy    West Hartford CT
    Six Encounters of Mistrust and Coffee
Jihyun Kim    Bloomington IN
    Extempore Anamnesis 
Ted King-Smith    Kansas City MO
    Colors
Bin Li    Astoria NY
    What I Have Forgotten
Patrick O'Malley    Los Angeles CA
    Darkling Days, Paths Penumbra
Zachary Ploeger    Pipestone MN
    Galactic Voyage
Julia Riew    St.Louis MO
    Laughing Lake 
Justin Rito    Kentwood MI
    Amok, Three Miniatures
Phillip Sink    Bloomington IN
    Flowers of Salt
Andrey Stolyarov    Verona NJ
    Ebb & Flow
Ben Vining    Flagstaff AZ
    Starry Night Over The Rhone: Impressions for String Quartet
DeLong Wang    Boston MA
    Impressions, Four-character Poetry
Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang    Urbana IL
    Lost Touch With Oneself
Hangrui Zhang    Cincinnati OH
    Metabolic Motives, A Wild Runaway 

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Friday, August 7, 2015

OPERA finalists (women), 2015

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST women in opera for 2015 in all divisions. 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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional opera division (women)

Elizabeth Baldwin    Sylvania OH
Ashlee Bickley    Ft Wayne IN
Adelaide Boedecker    Sarasota FL
Samantha Britt    New York NY
Gwendolyn Brown    Chicago IL
Rosa D'Imperio    New York NY
Annie Gill    Baltimore MD
Kristin Gornstein    Brooklyn NY
Jeni Houser    Chicago IL
Jodi Karem    Brooklyn NY
Aundi Marie Moore    Bowie MD
Benedetta Orsi    New York NY        
Anne Slovin    Chicago  IL
Rachel Sparrow    Evanston IL

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university opera division (women) 

Tascha Anderson    Helena MT
Sarah Bauer    Bossier City LA
Kelsey Debner    Austin TX
Clare Demer    Tucson AZ
Julia  DiFiore    Gainesville FL        
Lauren K. Frey    Pittsburgh PA
Melissa Krueger    Kingwood TX
Janese Lewis    Jackson MS            
Lydia Pion    Gibsonville NC
Samantha Simon    Hawthorne NJ
Stacey Trenteseaux    Hattiesburg MS
 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school opera division (women)  

Sarah Aaldering    Los Gatos CA
Gwyneth Campbell    New York NY
Nicole Koh    Daly City CA
Taryn Surratt    Houston TX

*** 


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.

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"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: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

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Congratulations to all finalists.

ART SONG finalists (women), 2015

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST women in art song for 2015. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced next month, 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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional art song division (women)

Karen Archbold    Glen Ellyn IL        
Gwendolyn Brown    Chicago IL
Tania Coambs    Champaign IL
Sarah Nelson Craft    Brooklyn NY
Beena David    Chicago IL            
Kathryn Findlen    Austin TX       
Dena Holland    Hawley PA
Michelle E. Jarrell    Marietta GA
Elizabeth Kling    Auburn AL            
Clara Osowski    Brooklyn Center MN
Jung Hwa Park    New York NY
Tami Petty    New York NY
Penelope Shumate    Macomb IL
Christine Steyer    Oak Park IL
Dana Zenobi    Austin TX        


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university art song division (women) 

Tascha Anderson    Helena  MT 
Clare Demer    Tucson  AZ 
Brianna Meese    Franklin Lakes  NJ 
Paulina Nastasha Yeung    New York  NY  


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school art song division (women) 

Sarah Aaldering    Los Gatos  CA
Gwyneth Campbell    New York  NY
Nicole Koh   Daly City  CA
Taylor See  Las Vegas  NV 

***

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"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: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.




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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

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  

***

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"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: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.






PIANO SOLO finalists, 2015

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST pianists for 2015 in professional, college/university and high school SOLO divisions. 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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)—professional division

Michael Angelucci    Baltimore MD
Matthew Bengtson    Wynnewood PA
Kris Carlisle    Rome GA
Susan Chan    Tigard OR
Kevin Class    Knoxville TN
Jovanni-Rey de Pedro    Moscow ID
Brendan Michael Kinsella    McAllen TX
Mikyung Lim   Anaheim  CA                   
Susan Merdinger    Highland Park IL
John Mortensen    Cedarville OH
Yoon-Wha Roh    North Reading MA
Daria Scarano    Hanover MD
Joel Schoenhals    Ann Arbor MI
Maria Sumareva    Coral Gables FL
Garnet Ungar    Boonville IN


The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)—college/university division

Li-Hsin Chen    Kansas City MO
Dion Cunningham    College Park MD
Anna Dmytrenko    Newark DE
Jae Young Kim    New York NY
Dongyul Lee   Los Angeles CA 



The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)
—high school division


Trenton Chang    Logan UT
Heather Hsun Chang    Palo Alto CA
Michael Hong    Northridge CA
Allison Kirkegaard    Downers Grove IL
Christopher Son Richardson    Danville CA
Jarod Yap    Clarence Center 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: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.





PIANO CONCERTO finalists, 2015

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST pianists for 2015 in the CONCERTO division. 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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2015
—concerto division


Aleksandra Kasman    Vestavia Hills AL
   Prokofiev—Piano Concerto No. 1

Bill John Newbrough    Houghton NY
   Beethoven—Choral Fantasy

Christopher Son Richardson    Danville CA
   Beethoven—Piano Concerto No. 1

Garnet Ungar    Boonville IN
   Brahms—Piano Concerto No. 2

***

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.

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"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: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.





CHAMBER ENSEMBLE finalists, 2015

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST chamber music ensembles 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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2015:

Finalists are listed by ensemble name, contact person, city and state.

Volta Piano Trio
   Jennifer Caine    Seattle, WA

The Prairie Song Project

   Katharine Goeldner    Richfield, MN

Kontras Quartet
   Francois Henkins    Evanston, IL

Rosco String Quartet

   Jakob Hofer    Salt Lake City, UT

Duo Davvero
   Hyan Jung Kim    Boston, MA

The New Consort
   Brian Mummert    Baltimore, MD

Ivy Street Ensemble
   Catherine Peterson    Denver, CO


***

Finalists are encouraged to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

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"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: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists!

Monday, August 3, 2015

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2015 (CHORAL) professional division announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2015 SEMI-FINALIST composers of choral music in the professional division. 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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Composition—Choral (professional division)

Adrienne Albert    Los Angeles CA
   Night   
Travis Alford    West Newton MA
   O Fragile Human, Speak...
David  Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
   Praise The Lord
Samuel Beebe    Philadelphia PA
   Riding on a Train at Rush Hour
Jeffrey Bernstein    Altadena CA
   Pablo Neruda In Love, The Garden of Love
Stephen R. Bernstein    West Hills CA
   Hashkiveinu, To Speed Them All
Doug Brandt    New York NY
   Where the Bee Sucks,  While You Do Here Snoring Lie
Jeffrey Cobb    Traverse City MI
   Absalom, An Awful Tempest, Come Sing for Joy, E Recordatus est Petrus, Invictus, Prophetiae Merlini
Steve Cohen    Larchmont NY
   Kiddush, L'cha dodi, Shalom Aleichem, Mi Chamocha, Yism'chu, V'shamru, Sim Shalom
Ian David Coleman    Liberty MO
   Leitourgia—A Choral Symphony
Shawn Crouch    Miami Beach FL
   Paradise
Joy DeCoursey-Porter    Bellevue WA
   Christi crux est mea lux
Christina Brice Dolanc    Erie PA
   Silence, the New Moon
Otter Dreaming    Decorah IA
   selected works
David Feurzeig    Huntington VT
   Songs of Love and Protest on Traditional Texts
Matthew H. Fields    Ann Arbor MI
   Three Humanist Hymns
Joshua Fishbein    Rockville MD
   A Prep-School Boy
David S. Foley    Portland OR
   Litany
Peter Frost    Hawthorne NY
   A Musing Ride
Danny Gray    Briarcliff Manor NY
   Under the Night Sky, Evening Over My City
Gerald Gurss    Charlotte NC
   Blood Upon the Rose
Kathaleen Hancock    Canon City CO
   Hold Onto the Dream (God's Dream)
Paul Hennessee    New York NY
   Moon, O Moon in the Empty Sky
Blake R. Henson    De Pere WI
   August Moonrise 
Ching-chu Hu    Newark OH
   Amor
Daniel Hughes    Newark CA
   Your Soul Is Song, In Light, Winter Pantoum
Kieun Steve Kim    Silver Spring MD
   She Was a Phantom of Delight
Douglas Knehans    Cincinnati OH
   Missa Brevis
Elise Letourneau    Orleans ON
   Requiem for Fourteen Roses, This is Nothing But thy Love, Sanctus Benedictus, more
Anthony J. Maglione    Kansas City MO
   The Mystic Trumpeter
Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne, Jonathon Welch    Parkville, Australia
   Street Requiem
Timothy Lee Miller    Mahwah NJ
   Jubilate Deo, The Garden of Dreams
Allen Molineux    Dothan AL
   This House of the Lord
John Orfe    Peoria IL
   O Crux, Lincoln's Dream
Rebecca Oswald    Eugene OR 
   selected works
Kurt Sander    Cincinnati OH
   O Gladsome Light
Eric Sawyer    Amherst MA
   Concord Hymn, Anterooms, Three Dickinson Choruses
Katherine Saxon    Santa Barbara CA
   Kubla Khan, Summer Fruits
Nick Vasallo    Eastvale CA
   The Prophecy
Ken Walicki    Fullerton CA
   just like a dream experience, Perdition, Bardo Dancing
Robert Wendel    New York NY
   Holiday Greetings

***

We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, 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 next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.