Wednesday, September 14, 2016

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2016: BAND

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers in the band divisions. Congratulations!

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 later this month, 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 Composition—BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE (professional division)

David Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
   Hill Dance—for concert band (featuring the clarinet choir)

Jesse Ayers    Canton OH
   The Fire of the Living God—for wind orchestra / symphonic band

Jennifer Bellor    Henderson NV
   Bordello Nights—for wind orchestra and jazz band

Harry T. Bulow    West Lafayette IN
   Rapid City Overture—for wind ensemble

Ethan Cypress    Oneonta NY
   Railway Bridge—for wind ensemble

Daniel Eichenbaum    Fairmont WV
   Sinfonietta—for wind ensemble, augmented with string quartet
   Concertino for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble (“Aaron”)

Gregory Fritze    Daytona Beach Shores FL
   A Day in Valencia
   Bocetes de Cullera
   Pico del Teide 
   Pershing
   Kristinmark Overture
   La Tomatina
 
Jack Gallagher    Wooster OH
   Proteus Rising from the Sea—for wind ensemble or symphonic band

Ssu-Yu Huang    West Warwick RI
   Red Cliffs—for wind band

Jason Huffman    Malden MA
   Alleles—for Symphonic Band

Samuel A.Livingston    Hopewell NJ
   Silvertube Variations

David R. Peoples    Buford GA
   Combustible Corridor IV “FIre Medicine” for wind ensemble

Gordon Ring    Farmville VA
   Concerto #2 for Piano, Winds, and Percussion

Miguel A. Roig-Francoli    Cincinnati OH
   Perseus—for wind ensemble

Joseph T. Spaniola    Pensacola FL
   Escapade

Kenyon Wilson    Chattanooga TN
   Five

James Young    Baltimore MD
   Shouting at the Gates to the Neon Wasteland—for wind ensemble


The American Prize in Composition—BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE (student division)

Dinah Bianchi    Belleville MI
   The Jackal’s Palace

Derek M. Jenkins    Kansas City MO
   We Seven—for wind ensemble

Aaron Mencher    Johns Creek GA
   New—for wind ensemble

Zachary Ploeger    Pipestone MN
   Poem—for symphonic band


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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 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.





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