Saturday, August 6, 2016

WOMEN in OPERA, 2016: semi-finalists, all divisions

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in opera for 2016 in all divisions, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations!

In the professional category, we list an extensive grouping of semi-finalists, perhaps the most exciting competition in this division in the contest's history. 

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. 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.

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. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

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 division (women), 2016

Elizabeth Baldwin    Sylvania OH

Savannah Bisset    Port Chester NY

Melisa Bonetti    Cincinnati OH

Keely Bosworth Borland    Greenbelt MD

Samantha Britt    New York NY 

Joanie Brittingham    New York NY  

Laura Osgood Brown    Interlochen MI 

Melissa Jean Chavez    Winchester VA

Becca Conviser    Glencoe IL 

Danielle Davis    Lindenhurst NY 

Yelena Dudochkin    Waban MA

Theresa Dunigan    Richland WA 

Jennifer Graf    Quakertown PA 

Kisma Jordan    Detroit MI 

Diane Kalinowski    Meadville PA

Manna KnJoi    Stallings NC

Kirsten C. Kunkle    Wilmington DE  

Anna Laurenzo    Urbandale IA

Rosalind Lee    Oak Park IL

Alexandra Loutsion    Chicago IL 

Emily Martin    Lewisburg PA

Lindsey L. McKee    Tulsa OK

Carley Neill    Sacramento CA

Jessica Rose Nelson    Blackwood NJ

Lisa Newill-Smith    Berlin Germany

Jessica Satava    Baltimore MD

Rachele Schmiege    Jamaica Plain MA 

Jenna Siladie    Astoria NY 

Zoe Vandermeer    Gaylordsville CT

Susan Wheeler    Burke VA

Sara Womble    Brighton MA

  

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/ university opera division (women), 2016

Jamie Balter    Baltimore MD

Ksenia Berestovskaya    Boston MA

Kasia Bitner    Aliso Viejo CA

Alyssa Brode    Los Angeles CA

Kelsey Debner    Austin TX

Lauren K. Frey    Pittsburgh PA

Beibei Guan    Fresh Meadow NY

Taryn Holback    Reisterstown MD

Natalie Logan    Dallas TX 

Christina Marcenkus    Bonita Springs FL 

Amber Marsh    Los Angeles CA 

Elizabeth Moran    New York NY 

Veronica Richer    Bryan OH

Samantha Schmid    Boston MA 

Yunji Shim    Urbana IL 

Kaitlyn Tierney    Philadelphia PA 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school opera division (women), 2016

Caitlin Chisham    Holts Summit MO

Irene Y. Chun    Flushing NY

Lilith Sarkar    Los Altos CA

Alexandra Taylor    Naples FL
 

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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 later in the summer. 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.

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