Monday, October 31, 2016

CONDUCTOR semi-finalists, 2016: CHORUS

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in choral 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.

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SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—professional chorus division

Douglas Buchanan       
    The Choir of St. David's      
    Baltimore MD
Wendy K. Moy
    Chorosynthesis Singers
    Seatlle WA
Brian A. Schmidt
    South Dakota Chorale  
    Sioux Falls SD
Jeremiah Selvey
    Chorosynthesis Singers
    Seattle WA

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university chorus division

Cory Alexander
    UF Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale
    Gainesville FL
John Cuk
    Manhattanville College Choir & Women's Vocal Ensemble
    Purchase N
Alexa Doebele
    Concordia Univ. Wisconsin Kammerchor
    Mequon WI
David Fryling
    Hofstra Chamber Choir & Hofstra Chorale
    Hempstead NY
Jaclyn Johnson
    Chamber & Concert Choirs
    Knoxville TN 
Nancy Menk
    Saint Mary's College Women's Choir
    Notre Dame IN
Richard Nance
     Pacific Lutheran Univ. Choir of the West
    Tacoma WA
Michael Robert Patch
    UMKC Conser.of Music and Dance Conservatory Singers
    Kansas City MO
Erin Plisco
    Collegiate Choir East Carolina Univ.
    Greenville NC
Catherine Sailer
    Univ. of Denver Lamont Chorale
    Denver CO
Beverly Taylor
    UW-Madison Choral Union
    Madison WI
Eliezer G. Yanson Jr.
    Bob Jones University Singers
    Greenville SC 

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community chorus division

Douglas Buchanan
    Canticum Novum Chamber Chorus
    Baltimore MD
Wei Cheng
    Denison U. Concert Choir
    Granville OH
David Fryling   
    eVoco Mixed Ensemble & Women's Ensemble
    Lynbrook NY
Reginald M. Houze
    The Weddington UMC/First BC Worcester Choirs
    Charlotte NC
Alex Favazza
    Tallahassee Community Chorus
    Tallahassee FL
Sean Linfors
    Tallahassee Community Chorus
    Tallahassee FL 

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—youth and high school chorus division

William Bennett
    Cane Bay Choirs
    Summerville SC
Amy Johnston Blosser
    Bexley  Vocal Ensemble
    Bexley OH  
Philip Brown
    Concert Choir
    Minnetonka MN
Patrick K. Freer
    2015 ACDA Male Honor Choir
    Statewide (FL)
Tatiana Kats
    Columbus International Children's Choir
    Columbus OH
Michael Korn
    Oliver Ames Concert Choir and Chamber
    Orch./Sharon Community Chamber Orch.
    Easton/Sharon MA   
Patrick Ryan
    Delphian Choir
    Great Falls MT  


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: 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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