Wednesday, November 30, 2016

COMPOSER FINALISTS, 2016: band

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST composers of band music for 2016-17. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please "like" our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

TAP has honored many semi-finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement.

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

We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to the announcement below on their website or blog. 

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—band/wind ensemble (professional division)

David Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
   Hill Dance—for concert band (featuring the clarinet choir)

Jesse Ayers    Canton OH
   The Fire of the Living God—for wind orchestra / symphonic band

Jennifer Bellor    Henderson NV
   Bordello Nights—for wind orchestra and jazz band

Ethan Cypress    Oneonta NY
   Railway Bridge—for wind ensemble

Gregory Fritze    Daytona Beach Shores FL
   A Day in Valencia
   Pershing


Jack Gallagher    Wooster OH
   Proteus Rising from the Sea—for wind ensemble or Symphonic Band

Jason Huffman    Malden MA
   Alleles—for Symphonic Band

Miguel A. Roig-Francoli    Cincinnati OH
   Perseus—for wind ensemble

Kenyon Wilson    Chattanooga TN
   Five

James Young    Baltimore MD
   Shouting at the Gates to the Neon Wasteland—for wind ensemble


FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—band/wind ensemble (student division)

Dinah Bianchi    Belleville MI
   The Jackal’s Palace

Derek M. Jenkins    Kansas City MO
   We Seven—for wind ensemble

Aaron Mencher    Johns Creek GA
   New—for wind ensemble

Zachary Ploeger    Pipestone MN
   Poem—for symphonic band

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We encourage 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 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 winners in my division soon. 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 finalists.

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