Friday, October 14, 2016

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2016: CHAMBER MUSIC (student division)

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers of chamber music, in the student division. Congratulations! (Professional division semi-finalists will be announced separately.)

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 Composition—Chamber Music (student division)

Navid Bargrizan    Gainesville FL
    10 Aphorisms, Tuning Exercise Nr. 1

Danielle Bees    Yucca Valley CA
    Stars

Jean-Patrick Besingrand    Pittsburgh PA
    Instants ephemeres, Meandres

 Dan Caputo    Los Angeles CA
    out of nothing

Yihan Chen    Planifield IN
    Spirits-River: a piano sonata

Daniel J. Choi    Centreville VA
    iota

Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH
    Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Botticellian Trees, Sol Negro

Daniel Despins    Wilmington DE
    Medusa

Garrett Michael George    La Mirada CA
    The Song Goes On

Daniel Godsil    Monmouth IL
    Rust, Reinforced

Phillip Golub    Pacific Palisades CA
    Turn

Ian Evans Guthrie    Fort Worth TX
    Journey Through Cascadia

John Hey    Philadelphia PA
    Demapping

Dana Kaufman    Miami FL
    Halcyon Disquiet
Sangwon Lee    Champaign IL
    String Quartet No. 1
Joungmin Lee    Columbus OH
    String Quartet

Christopher Lowry    Antioch TN    
    Romanza, Concert Fantasy, Livewire! 
Aaron Mencher    Johns Creek GA
    Fast-Forward

Jonathan Newmark    Burke VA
    Piano Quintet

Eun-Chul Oh    Bloomington IN
    The Night Sky

Zachary Ploeger    Pipestone MN
    Miniatures, Trio

Lara Poe    Chestnut Hill MA
    Divergence

Hilary Purrington    New Haven CT
    A Sound Soul in a Sound Body

Julia Riew    St.Louis MO
    The Executioners Dream

Justin Rito    Grand Rapids MI
    reaching/failing

Andrew M. Smith    Manorville NY
    Angel Oak

Phong Tran    Woodstock GA
    Torsion

Qianqian Yu    Gainesville FL
    Steps


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We invite semi-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 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 in several weeks. 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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