Wednesday, October 12, 2016

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2016: ORCHESTRA

The American Prize is pleased to announce an impressive (and extensive) listing of 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers for orchestra in both professional and student 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, 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:

The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (professional division)

 Lee Actor    Monte Sereno CA      
     Divertimento for Small Orchestra
 Mark Arnest    Colorado Springs CO     
     Ludlow: Four Scenes for Orchestra
 Jennifer Bellor    Henderson NV     
     Familiar Stranger
 Jeffrey Bernstein    La Canada/Flintridge CA     
     Dreams of Japan
 Douglas Buchanan    Cockeysville MD     
 William Campbell    Davenport IA     
    Coyote Dances, Where the River Bends
 Nickitas Demos    Atlanta GA     
     New World Sketches
 Robert Denham    La Mirada CA     
     Under the Shadow
 Nancy Bloomer Deussen    Mountain View CA     
     Journey of the Heart, Trinity Alps
 Rocco Di Pietro    Columbus OH     
     The Art of Imaginal Listening—A Symphony
 Ezra Donner    Buffalo NY 
     Mountain Suite
 Daniel Elder    Nashville TN     
     Phaethon's Ride
 Karim Elmahmoudi    Los Angeles CA    
 Hakki Cengiz Eren    Los Angeles CA     
 Kenneth Froelich    Fresno CA    
     Through Cloudy & Cracked Lenses
 Jack Gallagher    Wooster OH    
     Symphony No. 2 "Ascendant"
 Edgar Girtain    Riverdale NJ 
     Isolation: Day
 Ben Goldberg    Brooklyn NY    
 Jonathan Graybill    Willow Street PA     
 Ching-chu Hu    Newark OH     
     Violin Spirit
 Michael Karp    New York NY     
 Michael Kiefer    Tucson AZ    
 Feng-Hsu Lee    Hartford CT     
     A Kite with a Broken String
 Patricia Leonard    New York NY     
     My Dearest Friend  
 Kamyar Mohajer    Santa Clara CA    
 Allen Molineux    Dothan AL    
 Jorge A Muniz    Mishawaka IN
     Concerto No. 2—"American Nights"
 Michael Murray    Springfield MO     
     Four Songs of Solomon
 Charles Nichols    Blacksburg VA
     Nicolo, Jimi and John
 Shawn E Okpebholo    Wheaton IL     
     Kutimbua Kivumbi (stomp the dust)
 John Peel    Salem OR 
     Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
 Mark Petering    Kenosha WI     
     Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
 Daniel Rein    Jersey City NJ 
     Improvisations on Misirlou
 Lucas Richman    Bangor ME     
     Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth
 Miguel A Roig-Francoli    Cincinnati OH     
     Three Astral Poems
 Scott Anthony Shell    Sedona AZ     
 Max Simoncic    Stockton CA     
     Juxtapose, Concerto for Sax
 Greg A Steinke    Depoe Bay OR     
     Beijing Impressions
 Jorge Variego    Knoxville TN 
 P. Kellach Waddle    Austin TX     
     The Edge of Sad Dreams, Tapestries, Sinfonia in       forma di tre intermezzi
 Robert Wendel    New York NY     
     A Halloween Trilogy
 Yoko Wylegala    Squamish WA     
     Overture Voyage
 Judith Lang Zaimont    Maricopa AZ     
     PURE, COOL (Water) 

The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division)

 Jean-Patrick Besingrand    Pittsburgh PA     
     Sur les ailes du temps, A la poursuite de plume
 Ethan Braun    Tarzana CA     
 Yihan Chen    Planifield IN     
 Daniel J Choi    Centreville VA 
     scaena ager
 Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH     
     From Sombre Lands, Grounds
 Yunkyung Hong    Madison WI     
 Maxwell Karmazyn    Santa Monica CA    
     Le Voyage d'une Vie 
 Jihyun Kim    Ithaca NY     
     A Little Tramp Walking in the Assembly Line
 Minhee Lee    Seoul South Korea     
 Sangwon Lee    Champaign IL     
 Christopher Lowry    Antioch TN     
     Romanza, Concert Fantasy, Livewire! 
 Marlene A Miller    West Grove PA    
 William Montgomery    Reno NV    
     Carolino's Nightmare
 Scott Rubin    Berkeley CA     
     less than equals three
 Lucas Marshall Smith    Champaign IL     
     …through a glass, darkly…
 Qianqian Yu    Gainesville FL     
     Searching for the Past 


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: or follow the news on Facebook: or Twitter: "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

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