Tuesday, November 8, 2016

CHORAL ENSEMBLE: semi-finalists, 2016

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST choruses for 2016. 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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Choral Performance—professional division

The Choir of St. David's
    Douglas Buchanan    Baltimore MD
    Krishan Oberoi and Juan Carlos Acosta    San Diego CA
Pro Arte Singers
    Arthur Sjogren   Ridgefield CT
Chorosynthesis Singers
    Wendy K. Moy, Jeremiah Selvey   Seattle WA
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
    Linda L. Ryder    St. Louis MO
South Dakota Chorale
    Brian A. Schmidt Sioux Falls SD

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

Pasadena Master Chorale
    Jeffrey Bernstein   Pasadena CA
Voices of Fort Worth
    Jerome M. Bierschenk   Fort Worth TX
Canticum Novum Chamber Chorus
    Douglas Buchanan   Baltimore MD
Denison University Concert Choir
    Wei Cheng   Granville OH
Choral Arts Esemble of Portland
    David DeLyser   Portland OR
eVoco Mixed Ensemble
    David Fryling   Lynbrook NY
The Weddington United Methodist Chancel Choir
    Reginald M. Houze   Charlotte NC
Cumberland Oratorio Singers
    Michael David Martin   Fayetteville NC
Eugene Vocal Arts
    Diane Retallack   Eugene OR
Duke Vespers Ensemble
    Brian A. Schmidt   Durham NC
Tallahassee Community Chorus
    Andre Thomas   Tallahassee FL
Voices In Harmony
    Steven Szalaj   Crystal Lake IL
Northwest Choral Society
    Alan Wellman   Park Ridge IL

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

University of Redlands Chapel Singers
    Nicholle Andrews   Redlands CA
Mansfield University  Comncert Choir
    Peggy Dettwiler   Mansfield PA
Hofstra Chamber Choir
    David Fryling   Hempstead NY
Buena Vista University Choir
    Merrin Guice   Storm Lake IA
Wichita State University Concert Chorale
    Michael Hanawalt   Wichita KS
Marywood University  Chamber Singers
    Rick Hoffenberg   Scranton PA
West Chester University Concert Choir and Mastersingers
    Ryan Kelly West Chester PA
Rutgers University Voorhees Choir
    Elian Kujawinski   New Brunswick NJ
Saint Mary's College Women's Choir
    Nancy Menk   Notre Dame IN
St. Paul Christus Chorus, Concordia University
    David Mennicke   St. Paul MN
Pacific Lutheran University Choir of the West
    Richard Nance   Tacoma WA
The Wartburg Choir
    Lee Nelson   Waverly IA
Frostburg State University Chamber Singers
    James M. Reddan   Cumberland MD
Frostburg State University University Chorale
    James M. Reddan   Cumberland MD
University of Denver Lamont Chorale
    Catherine Sailer   Denver CO
University of AZ Symphonic Choir
    Elizabeth Schauer   Tucson AZ
Wheaton College Concert Choir
    John William Trotter   Wheaton IL
Anderson University Concert Choir
    Richard A. Williamson   Anderson SC
The College of Wooster Chorus
    Lisa Wong   Wooster OH
Bob Jones University Singers
    Eliezer G. Yanson Jr.   Greenville SC

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

Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale
    William Bennett    Summerville SC
Bexley HS Vocal Ensemble
    Amy Johnston Blosser    Bexley OH
Hopkins High School Concert Choir
    Philip Brown    Minnetonka MN
Sprague High Concert Choir
David Brown    Salem OR
Brookline HS Camerata & Chamber Orchestra
    Michael Driscoll    Brookline MA
New Jersey Youth Chorus
    Patricia Joyce    Chatham NJ
Columbus International Children's Choir
    Tatiana Kats    Columbus OH
Olympia HS Concert Choir
    Debbie Aurelius Muir    Stanford IL
Windham Chamber Singers
    Richard Nickerson    Windham ME
Charles M. Russell HS Chanteur Choir
    Lynn R. Ryan    Great Falls MT
Delphian Choir
    Patrick Ryan    Great Falls MT
Reedsburg Area HS Chamber Singers
    Kristen Sporakowski    Reedsburg WI
The Davidson Chorale
    Phillip Rogers Streetman    Augusta GA
Longmeadow Lyrics
    Kayla Werlin    Longmeadow MA


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! Our ensemble has 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 the 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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