Tuesday, December 6, 2016

COMPOSER FINALISTS, 2016: opera, theater, film

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 FINALIST composers of music for theater, opera, or film. 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.

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 this fall. 

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 this announcement on their website or blog. (See sample, below.)


2016 FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM, professional division

Curtis Bryant    Union City GA  Zabette    

Douglas Buchanan    Cockeysville MD
    Prospero Variations  

Justin N Dello Joio    New York NY
    Blue Mountain 

Avner Finberg    Ithaca NY
    A Taste of Damnation   

Raymond Horton    Floyds Knobs IN
    Searching For America 

Allen Shearer    Oakland CA
    Middlemarch in Spring    

Judith Lynn Stillman    Providence RI
    When the Music Stopped 


2016 FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM, student division

Georgi T Dimitrov    Los Angeles CA
    Maximus: An Opera in One Act   

Dayton Kinney    Durham NC 
    Cold Hands   

Harriet Steinke    Grosse Pointe MI
    Somewhere in Europe   


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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 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 finalists.

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