Friday, October 7, 2016

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2016: CHORUS

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive listing of 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers of choral music. 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, 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—Choral (professional division)

 Adrienne Albert    Los Angeles CA
    MALALA
 Stephen Anderson    Mebane NC
    Isaiah  
 Jeffrey Bernstein    La Canada/Flintridge CA
    The Human Journey; Tonight I Can Write
 Jenni Brandon    Long Beach CA
    We are Joy
 Douglas Buchanan    Cockeysville MD
    Blessed be that Maid Mairie; Ubi Caritas; Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
 Steve Butler    Santa Barbara CA
    St Nicholas the Wonderworker
 Oliver Caplan    Medford MA
    Roots & Wings
 John F Cavallaro    Princeton NJ
    Lost and Found
 Michael Cox    Fort Worth TX
    Deo Gratias  
 David Horace Davies    Rowlett TX
    Ubi Caritas
 Cyril Deaconoff    Oakland CA
    Gloria
 Wallace DePue Sr    Bowling Green OH
    Annabel Lee
 Nancy Bloomer Deussen    Mountain View CA
    Gloria
 Otter Dreaming    Decorah IA
    I Recall
 Daniel Elder    Nashville TN
    Tempest Rhapsody
Joshua Fishbein    Rockville MD
    Psalms; Songs and Blues
 Ralf Yusuf Gawlick    Newton MA
    Missa gentis humanae
 Ann K Gebuhr    Houston TX
    Pax vobiscum
 Edgar Girtain    Riverdale NJ
    Three Seasons
 Arthur Gottschalk    Houston TX
    Requiem: For the Living
 Gerald Gurss    Charlotte NC
    Glenda and Lauree—Certain Kinds of Love Never Die
 Daniel Hughes    Newark CA
    selected works
 Jennifer Jolley    Delaware OH
    Prisoner of Conscience
 Thomas Juneau    North Brunswick NJ
    Te Deum
 Elise Letourneau    Orleans ON, Canada
    Voices of Earth; Prayer; Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
 Timothy S McDonnell    Conshohocken PA
    Adventus
 Lansing D McLoskey    Miami FL
    […]Qumran Psa[lms…]
 Denice M Rippentrop    Scottsdale AZ
    The Lamb Slain
 Miguel A Roig-Francoli    Cincinnati OH
    Five Gothic Miniatures
 Paul John Rudoi    Minneapolis MN
    Miniyama Nayo; Alleluia; and selected works
 Geoffrey Stanton    Ann Arbor MI
    Two Songs of Unity and Amen
 Karen P Thomas    Seattle WA
    Caritas abundat; Lux Lucis; Yonati
 William Vollinger    Woodcliff Lake NJ
    Two Banquets; The Torrent

The American Prize in Composition—Choral (student division)

Yihan Chen    Planifield IN
    Immolation; Shui Guang Lian Yan

 Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH
    Fair Flower of Northumberland; Light and Mystery

 Mary Hansen-Murdock    Marana AZ
    Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

 Charlie Leftridge    Mankato MN
    of seasons have I sung 

 Matthew Recio    Commack NY
    How to Survive Vesuvius; They Say Memories

 Barry Sharp    Ithaca NY
    A Clear Midnight 

 Lucas Marshall Smith    Champaign IL
    Lux Aeterna  

 Harriet Steinke    Grosse Pointe MI
    Stille Nacht


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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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