Tuesday, September 29, 2015

COMPOSER FINALISTS: choral music (student division)

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST composers of choral music for 2015 in the student 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.

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 Composition—student choral division

Keith  Allegretti    Santa Fe NM
   Three Noturnes

Krists Auznieks    New Haven CT
   I Exist as I Am

Ed Frazier Davis    Chicago IL
   Madrigal (The Juggler of Day), Libera Me

Natalie Dietterich    New Haven CT
   Conversations with Strangers

William Carson Graham    Orange Park FL
   Markings

Daniel Knaggs    Jackson MI
   Hic est discipulus ille, I Baptize You, Sunset, Ego Sum, Joseph, Son of David

Kyle Randall    San Francisco CA
   Kyrie, When to the sessions of sweet silent thought, When You Are Old

Julia Seeholzer    Santa Monica CA
   Wildfire, Old Wooden Joints, Answer to the Inquiry Why I Sighed, Ave Maria, Alien

Phillip Sink    Bloomington IN
   Fire & Ice

Tiange Zhou    New Haven CT
   Lament for Adonis
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Monday, September 28, 2015

COMPOSER FINALISTS: chamber music (professional & student divisions)

From a very strong field representing a great divergence of styles and compositional approaches, The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST composers of chamber music for 2015 in the professional and student 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.

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 Composition—professional chamber music division

Sahba Aminikia    San Francisco CA
    Tar o Pood (Warp and Weft)

David  Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
    Sacred Winds

Bjorn Berkhout    Sunnyside NY
    Glitz

Robert J. Bradshaw    Gloucester MA
    Tableau No.3: The Miracle of Lascaux

Stephen Cohn    Burbank CA
    Sea Change

Dante  DeSilva    Tarzana CA
    Mr. Distinguished

Nancy Bloomer Deussen    Mountain View CA
    Solstice Circle

Matthew H. Fields    Ann Arbor MI
    Progeny of Memory

David Garner    El Cerrito CA
    String Quartet No. 2

John Heins    Broomfield CO
    String Quartet No. 2

Michael Kaulkin    Oakland CA
    City Walks

Jonathan N. Kupper    La Miranda CA
    Life Cycle, Moods of Rejection

Daniel McCarthy    Akron OH
    Visions of the Anointed

Rebecca Oswald    Eugene OR
    Theseus and the Minotaur

Kurt Sander    Cincinnati OH
    Ella's Song

Filippo Santoro    New Haven CT
    Duplum

Greg A. Steinke    Depoe Bay OR
    Random Blackouts I

Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn    Witchita KS
    Sonata for Bassoon

Judith Stillman    Providence RI 
    Phoenix from the Ashes

Nick Vasallo    Eastvale CA
    When the War Began 

Judith Lang Zaimont    Maricopa AZ
    String Quartet "The Figure"


The American Prize in Composition—chamber music, student division

Trevor Bumgarner    New York NY
   Everything Went Quiet

Derek David    Boston MA
    String Quartet No. 1, Viola Sonata

Ted King-Smith    Kansas City MO
    Colors

Bin Li    New York NY
    What I Have Forgotten

Phillip Sink    Bloomington IN
    Flowers of Salt

DeLong Wang    Boston MA
    Impressions, Four-character Poetry

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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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

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

*** 

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Monday, September 21, 2015

COMPOSER FINALISTS: orchestra music

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 FINALIST composers of orchestra music in both student and professional 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.

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 Composition—orchestra music, professional division

David Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
   Pangs of Love
Elizabeth Bell    Tarrytown NY
    Spectra
B.P. Herrington    Conroe TX
   Hast'ning Home
Douglas Knehans    Cincinnati OH
   Cascade
Keith Lay    Oviedo FL
   Children on the Playground (violin concerto)
Feng-Hsu Lee    Hartford CT
   Meteor Impacts 
Daniel McCarthy    Akron OH
   Gothica
Jonathan B. McNair    Chattanooga TN
   Hopyard Overture
James Joseph Ogburn     Wenatchee WA
   Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra
Angelique Poteat    Seattle WA
   Beyond Much Difference
Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn    Witchita KS
   Jokers Wild 

The American Prize in Composition—orchestra music, student division

Dylan Arthur Baker    Kansas City MO
   Tumultuous Voyage

Dongryul Lee    Champaign IL
   Circular Simulacrum

Brian Mark    Holbrook NY
   The Persistence of Time

Patrick O'Malley    Los Angeles CA
   Symphonic poem "Even in Paradise"

Charles Peck    Philadelphia PA
   Metropolitan  

Philip Rice    Lansing MI
   The Souls of Ancient Bells

Benjamin D. Whiting    Champaign IL
   Tempus Imperfectum 


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

COMPOSER FINALISTS: chamber music (student division)

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST composers of chamber music for 2015 in the student 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.

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 Composition—chamber music, student division

Trevor Bumgarner    New York NY
   Everything Went Quiet

Derek David    Boston MA
    String Quartet No. 1, Viola Sonata

Ted King-Smith    Kansas City MO
    Colors

Bin Li    New York NY
    What I Have Forgotten

Phillip Sink    Bloomington IN
    Flowers of Salt

DeLong Wang    Boston MA
    Impressions, Four-character Poetry

*** 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

COMPOSER FINALISTS: band music

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST composers of band music 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.

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

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—band/wind ensemble division

David  Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
   Vignettes for Concert Band

Jennifer Bellor    Henderson NV
   Uprising

Oren Boneh    Montreal, QC Canada
   Doors That Lead to Doors

Vaibhav Mohanty    Charleston SC
   Altitude

Kyle Simpson    Washington PA
   Look To This Day

Timothy C. Takach    Minneapolis MN
   Frost Giant

Nick Vasallo    Eastvale CA
   Antares Rising 

Ken Walicki    Fullerton CA
   Jane Goodall Dances

Kyle Wernke    Fishers  IN
   Formations

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ARTS MARKETING semi-finalists announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALISTS in arts marketing for 2015. This is a new competition. 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 Arts Marketing

Mitchell Hutchings    Houghton Lyric Theater-Opera and
    Music Theater Ensemble   Houghton, NY 
Iris Derke    General Director and Co-Founder  DCINY, and the DCINY team
    New York, NY


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STAGE DIRECTOR SEMI-FINALISTS announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST stage directors 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 Stage Direction

David Ward    Univ. of AZ Fred Fox School of Music
    Opera Theater   Tucson, AZ 
Sarah Hutchings    Houghton Lyric Theater 
    Houghton, NY 
Kristina Keener Ivy    Top Billing Entertainment
    Performance Academy   Covina, CA 
Tracelyn Gesteland   University of South Dakota Opera 
    Vermillion, SD 
George Cederquist    Chicago Fringe Opera 
    Chicago, IL 
George Cederquist    Pittsburgh Opera 
    Chicago, IL 
Tania Arazi Coambs    Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
    Indiana, PA 
Stephen Carr    Eastman School of Music 
    Rochester, NY 
Daniel B. Ellis    Theatre in the Round 
    Minneapolis, MN  

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THEATER & MUSICAL THEATER semi-finalists announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST theater and musical theater 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 Theater & Musical Theater Performance

Kristina Keener Ivy    Top Billing Entertainment
    Performance Academy   Glendora, CA 
Kyle J. Weary    Barbara Ingram School for the Arts 
    Hagerstown, MD 
Jo Lynn Burks    Belmont University Musical Theatre 
    Nashville, TN 
Nicole Pedroche    Royal Oak School 
    Covina, CA 

***

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OPERA ENSEMBLE SEMI-FINALISTS announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST opera ensembles for 2015. Congratulations!

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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 

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ORCHESTRA SEMI-FINALIST ensembles announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST orchestras for 2015 in all categories. Congratulations!

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SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—professional division

Maria Sensi Sellner   Resonance Works Chamber
    Orchestra   Pittsburgh, PA 
John Gordon Ross   Western Piedmont Symphony 
    Hickory, NC 
Jason Lim   Odysseus Chamber Orchestra 
    Frisco/McKinney, TX 
Elliot Moore    Blue Period Ensemble
    New York, NY 
Nan Harrison Washburn    Michigan Philharmonic 
    Plymouth, MI 

 
SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—college/university division

Sergio Bernal    Utah State Univ. Symphony Orchestra 
    Logan, UT 
Bruce Uchimura    Western Michigan Univ. Symphony
    Orchestra   Kalamazoo, MI 
Alexander Jimenez    Florida State University Symphony
    Orchestra   Tallahassee, FL 
Stephen Heyde    Baylor Symphony Orchestra 
    Waco, TX 
Hajime Teri Murai    Peabody Symphony Orchestra 
    Baltimore, MD 
Chris Younghoon Kim    Cornell Symphony Orchestra 
    Ithaca, NY 
Reuben Blundell    The Hunter Symphony 
    New York, NY 
Chaowen Ting    Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra 
    Atlanta, GA 
Jaemi Loeb    Centre College Orchestra 
    Danville, KY 
Michael W. Moore    Bob Jones University Symphony
    Orchestra    Greenville, SC 
David Grandis    College of William & Mary Symphony
    Orchestra   Williamsburg,  VA 


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—community orchestra division

Donald L. Appert    Clark College Orchestra 
    Vancouver,  WA 
Donald L. Appert    Oregon Sinfonietta 
    Portland, OR 
Robert W. Butts    The Baroque Orchestra of NJ 
    Dover, NJ 
Peter Wilson    Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra 
    Waynesboro, VA 
Dominique Royem    Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra 
    Sugar Land, TX 
Thomas Rainey    Williamson County Symphony Orchestra 
    Round Rock, TX 
Zoe Zeniodi    Broward Symphony Orchestra 
    Davie/Broward, FL 
Matthew Hooper    West Shore Symphony Orchestra 
    Carlisle, PA 
Reuben Blundell    Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra 
    Lansdowne, PA 
Elliot Moore    Detroit Medical Orchestra 
    Detroit, MI 
James Villani    Manassas Symphony Orchestra 
    Manassas, VA 
Anna Edwards    Seattle Collaborative Orchestra 
    Seattle, WA 


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—youth and high school orchestra division

Dan Whisler    Youth Performing Arts School Philharmonia 
    Louisville, KY 
Thomas Dickey    Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra
    Dubuque, IA 
Michael Webster   Houston Youth Symphony 
    Houston, TX 
Ryan Ross    Jasper Legacy Orchestra 
    Plano, TX 
Tanner Ledford    Klein Oak Symphony Orchestra 
    Spring, TX 
Dr. Carolyn Watson    Interlochen Arts Academy
    Orchestra   Interlochen, MI 
Beau Benson    Midway Camerata 
    Waco, TX 
Jonathan Handman    Arlington HS Philharmonia 
    LaGrangeville, NY 
Jonathan Handman    Stringendo Orchestra School's
    Vivace   Poughkeepsie, NY 
Timothy Verville    Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra 
    Idyllwild, CA 

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BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE SEMI-FINALISTS announced

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

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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 

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CHORAL ENSEMBLE SEMI-FINALISTS announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST choruses for 2015 in all categories. Congratulations!

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SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Choral Performance—professional division

Robert Simpson   Houston Chamber Choir 
    Houston, TX 
Darrell Jordan    Vox Nova 
    Columbia, MO 
Jean-Sebastien Vallee    Inspiravi 
    Los Angeles, CA 


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Choral Performance—community chorus division
 

Martin Benvenuto   Peninsula Womens Chorus 
    Palo Alto, CA 
Ryan Brandau    Princeton Pro Musica 
    Princton, NJ 
Cathy R. Deitz    Susquehanna Chorale 
    Hershey, PA 
Loren W. Ponten    Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble 
    Seattle, WA 
Jean-Sebastien Vallee    Mountainside Master Chorale 
    Pamona, CA 
Steven Szalaj    Voices In Harmony 
    Crystal Lake, IL 
Mark Shapiro    Cantori New York 
    New York, NY 


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Choral Performance—college/university chorus division

David Holdhusen    USD Chamber Singers 
    Vermillion, SD 
Anthony J. Maglione    William Jewell College Concert
    Choir   Liberty, MO 
Trent A. Patterson    Webster University Chamber Singers 
    Saint Louis, MO 
Peggy Dettwiler    Mansfield Univ. Concert Choir 
    Mansfield, PA 
Ethan Sperry    The Portland State Chamber Choir 
    Portland, OR 
Jo-Michael Scheibe    USC Thornton Chamber Singers 
    Los Angeles, CA 
Hingrid Kujawinski    Voorhees Choir 
    New Brunswick, NJ 
Michael Hanawalt    Wichita State Univ. Concert Chorale 
    Wichita, KS 
Richard A. Williamson    Anderson University Concert
    Choir   Anderson, SC 
John William Trotter    Wheaton College Concert Choir 
    Wheaton, IL 
Trent R. Brown   Chamber Choir of Bower School of Music 
    Fort Myers, FL 
Giselle Wyers    University of Washington Chorale 
    Seattle, WA 
Lisa Wong    The College of Wooster Chorus 
    Wooster, OH 


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Choral Performance—youth and high school chorus division

Robyn Lana    Cincinnati Children's Choir 
    Cincinnati, OH 
Debbie Aurelius-Muir    Olympia HS Concert Choir 
    Stanford, IL 
Richard Ingram   Huron HS A Cappella Choir 
    Ann Arbor, MI
Lynn R. Ryan    Chanteur Choir 
    Great Falls, MT 
Kyle J. Weary    Cantala Women's Choir 
    Hagerstown, MD 
Timothy  Powell    The Davidson Chorale 
    Augusta, GA 
Karyn Joaquino    The Brearley B-Naturals 
    New York, NY 

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Friday, September 4, 2015

ORCHESTRAL PROGRAMMING SEMI-FINALISTS announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in orchestral programming, The Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award. 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 Orchestral Programming / Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award

Donald L. Appert   Vancouver, WA

David A. Rahbee   Seattle, WA

Michael Griffith   Laramie, WY

Thomas E. Rainey   Round Rock, TX

Tian Hui Ng   South Hadley, MA

Robert Boardman   South Bend, IN

Allen Tinkham   Chicago, IL

Chris Younghoon Kim   Ithaca, NY

Kevin M. Geraldi   Greensboro, NC

Michael Korn   Waltham, MA

Jaemi Loeb   Danville, KY

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OPERA / MUSIC THEATER CONDUCTING SEMI-FINALISTS announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in the opera/music theater 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.

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SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—opera and music theater division

Robert W. Butts
    Eastern Opera of NJ    Warren, NJ
Walter Morales
    Undercroft Opera     Pittsburgh, PA
Kyle J. Weary
    Barbara Ingram School for the Arts    Hagerstown, MD
Nancy Allen
    Belmont University    Nashville, TN
Jun Kim
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee    Milwaukee, WI
Michael Sakir
    Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
    Evanston, IL
Justin C. Davis
    Houghton College Lyric Theater    Houghton, NY
Brian DeMaris
    Mill City Summer Opera    Ithaca, NY

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BAND CONDUCTING SEMI-FINALISTS announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in band divisions. 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 Conducting—college/university band division

Mark Tse
    New England Conservatory Symphonic Winds
    Boston, MA
Brian Diller
    CCM Wind Orchestra    Cincinnati, OH
Jaclyn Hartenberger
    University of Georgia Wind Symphony    Athens, GA
Michael Hart
    California Lutheran Univ. Wind Ensemble
    Thousand Oaks, CA
Jaemi Loeb
    Centre College Wind Ensemble    Danville, KY
Rickey Badua
    Cal Poly Pomona University Band    Pomona, CA
Charlie G. Blanco III
    ASU Wind Orchestra & Wind Ensemble    Tempe, AZ
David Vickerman
    The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble    Ewing, NJ


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—school/community band division

Brian Hughes
    Quad City Wind Ensemble    Davenport, IA
Kaleb Benda
    Tri Fraternal Winds    Denton, TX
Shawn Smith
    Banda Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo
    Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Ryan Yahl
    New Bremen High School Symphonic Band
    New Bremen, OH

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CHORAL CONDUCTING SEMI-FINALISTS announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in choral divisions. 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 Conducting—professional chorus division

Robert Simpson
    Houston Chamber Choir    Houston, TX
Jean-Sebastien Vallee
    Inspiravi    Los Angeles, CA
Timothy Mount
    San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and Vedantic Arts
    Ensemble    San Luis Obispo, CA

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university chorus division

Hingrid Kujawinski
    Voorhees Choir    New Brunswick, NJ
Zebulon M. Highben
    Muskingum Concert Choir & Chamber Singers
    New Concord, OH
Andrew Minear
    Andrew Minear's DMA Recital Choir    East Lansing, MI
Timothy Mount
    Stony Brook Camerata Singers    Stony Brook, NY
Kevin M. Geraldi
    UNCG Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
    Greensboro, NC
Cory Alexander
    UF Women's Chorale & Mens's Glee Club
    Gainesville, FL
Eliezer Yanson
    Jr. Combined Choirs of Bob Jones University
    Greenville, SC


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—school and community chorus division

Kyle J. Weary
    Barbara Ingram School for the Arts    Hagerstown, MD
Timothy Michael Powell
    The Davidson Chorale    Augusta, GA
Frank Martignetti
    Mystic River Chorale    Mystic, CT
Matthew Phelps
    West End UMC Chancel Choir    Nashville, TN
Emily Isaacson
    Oratorio Chorale    Brunswick, ME

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ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING SEMI-FINALISTS announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in orchestra divisions. 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 Conducting—professional orchestra division

Yutaka Kono   
    Burlington Chamber Orcherstra    Burlington, VT
Paul Mauffray   
    Hradec Kralore Philharmonic    Slidell, LA
Jonathan Griffith   
    Distinguished Concerts Orchestra    New York, NY
Jason Lim   
    Odysseus Chamber Orchestra    Frisco/McKinney, TX
Olivier Ochanine   
    Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra    Manila, Philippines


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university orchestra division

Francisc "Frank" Restesan   
    Northern Kentucky U. Philharmonic Orch.
    Highland Heights, KY
Reuben Blundell   
    The Hunter Symphony    New York, NY
Kalena Bovell   
    Hartt Orchestra    West Hartford, CT
Chris Younghoon Kim   
    Cornell Chamber Orchestra    Ithaca, NY
Kevin M. Geraldi   
    UNCG Symphony Orchestra     Greensboro, NC
Joel Neves   
    Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra    Houghton, MI
Jeffrey Donald Klefstad   
    All University Orchestra of Carnegie Mellon
    University    Pittsburgh, PA
Jaemi Loeb   
    Centre College Orchestra    Danville, KY
Henry E. Duitman   
    Grand Valley State University Symphony Orchestra
    Allendale, MI
Boon Hua Lien   
    Eastman Philharmonia    Rochester, NY
Ingrid Lestrud   
    Hope College Orchestra    Holland, MI


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community orchestra division

Robert W. Butts
    The Baroque Orchestra of NJ    Dover, NJ
Walter Morales
    Undercroft Opera Orchestra    Pittsburgh,PA
Thomas E. Rainey
    Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
    Round Rock, TX
Matthew Hooper
    West Shore Symphony Orchestra    Carlisle, PA
Reuben Blundell
    The Chelsea Symphony    New York, NY
Lorraine Marks Field
    The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra
    Boca Raton, FL
Elliot Moore
    Detroit Medical Orchestra    Detroit, MI
Ted Vives
    Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra    Los Alamos, NM
Anna Edwards
    Seattle Collaborative Orchestra    Seattle, WA


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—youth and school orchestra division

Dan Whisler
    Youth Performing Arts School Philharmonia
    Louisville, KY
Michael Webster
    Houston Youth Symphony    Houston, TX
Ron Polomchak
    Schaumburg Youth Concert Orchestra    Schaumburg, IL
Eric Meincke
    The Music Education Benefit Concert Orchestra
    Little Rock, AR
Benjamin Firer
    Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra
    State College, PA
Allen Tinkham
    Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras    Chicago, IL
Robert Boardman
    South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra
    South Bend, IN
Carolyn Watson
    Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra    Interlochen, MI
Carolyn Watson
    Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra    Detroit, MI
Beau  Benson
    Midway Camerata    Waco, TX
Deanna Tham
    Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra    Boise, ID

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