Tuesday, September 20, 2016
INSTRUMENTAL SOLOIST finalists, 2016
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 often honored semi-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 winter.
Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: email@example.com
The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2016, professional division:
Leonard Garrison Moscow ID, Flute
Jessica Koebbe Leawood KS, Piano
Christopher Nichols Newark DE, Clarinet
Todd Oxford Austin TX, Saxophone
Adelya Shagidullina Philadelphia PA, Viola
Kumiko Shimizu Cleveland MS, Collaborative Piano
Fangye Sun Lansing MI, Violin
The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2016, college/university division:
Joe Broom McLean VA, Euphonium
Laura Christiana McIntyre Austin TX, Bassoon
Sean Mix Allston MA, Saxophone
Benjamin Sledge Knightdale NC, Flute
The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2016, high school division:
Joshua Brown Gurnee IL, Violin
Daniel Rafimayeri New York NY, Violin
John Skiera Armonk NY, Cello
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.
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!