"An exciting competition this season, especially in the college/university division, which has surely attracted some of the finest band conductors in the country. Impressive performances of some very fine repertoire. Bravo to all finalists."
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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.
Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.)
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Band/Wind Ensemble (college/university division)
U Michigan Symphony Band & Chamber Winds
Ann Arbor MI
Charlie G. Blanco III
Arizona State Wind Orchestra
Univ.of SC Symphonic Winds
Hodgson Wind Symphony (UGA)
Kevin Michael Holzman
The Eastman Wind Ensemble & Wind Orch.
Montclair State Univ. Wind Symphony
Russell G. McCutcheon
Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony
Jason H. Nam
I.U.Jacobs School of Music Concert Band
Arizona State Univ. Wind Bands
UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble
U. of Washington Wind Ensemble
Nicholas Enrico Williams
U.of North Texas Wind Ensemble
Chee Weng Yim
Frost Wind Ensemble
Coral Gables FL
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—Band/Wind Ensemble (school/community division)
Centennial High Band
Trent A. Hollinger
Quincy Concert Band
Quad City Wind Ensemble
St. Norbert Comm. Band
De Pere WI
The Valley Winds
Belchertown HS Wind Ensemble
U.of Washington Concert Band
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! (Ensemble) 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.