Saturday, December 10, 2016

COMPOSER FINALISTS, 2016: orchestra

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 FINALIST composers of orchestra music in both student and professional divisions. 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.)

The American Prize in Composition—orchestra music, 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   
     Chase the Stars

Douglas Buchanan    Cockeysville MD   
     Malleus  

Nickitas Demos    Atlanta GA   
     New World Sketches

Nancy Bloomer Deussen    Mountain View CA   
     Journey of the Heart

Hakki Cengiz Eren    Los Angeles CA   
     Buffavento  

Kenneth Froelich    Fresno CA   
     Through Cloudy & Cracked Lenses

Jack Gallagher    Wooster OH  
     Symphony No. 2 "Ascendant"

Ching-chu Hu    Newark OH   
     Violin Concerto No. 3—Water Spirit

Michael Karp    New York NY   
     Affirmation

Shawn E Okpebholo    Wheaton IL   
     Kutimbua Kivumbi (Stomp the Dust)

John Peel    Salem OR
     Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Lucas Richman    Bangor ME   
     Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth

Max Simoncic    Stockton CA   
     Concerto for Saxophone

Judith Lang Zaimont    Maricopa AZ   
     PURE, COOL (Water)


The American Prize in Composition—orchestra music, student division

Yihan Chen    Planifield IN   
     Phantasms

Daniel J Choi    Centreville VA
     Scaena Ager

Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH   
     From Sombre Lands

Jihyun Kim    Ithaca NY   
     A Little Tramp Walking in the Assembly Line

Christopher Lowry    Antioch TN   
     Overture to a New Day, A Cypress Prelude



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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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