Saturday, September 30, 2017
SEMI-FINALISTS: women in opera, 2017-18—The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards
Please note: semi-finalists in the Community Division (including opera semi-finalists) will be announced with art song semi-finalists.
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.
All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until complete results in the contest are announced officially. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: email@example.com
We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.
The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional division (women), 2017
Melanie Ashkar Arlington VA
Chelsea Basler Waltham MA
Diana Cantrelle Columbia MD
Natalie Conte Winchester VA
Becca Conviser Glencoe IL
Carolyne DalMonte Eastchester NY
Maggie Finnegan Winchester MA
Jessica Fishenfeld Great Neck NY
Annie Gill Baltimore MD
Alexandra Jerinic San Francisco CA
Sarah Lonsert Mission Viejo CA
Christine Lyons Baltimore MD
Meredith Mecum Bronx NY
Elizabeth Moran New York NY
Rebecca Peterson Seattle WA
Ariana Strahl Ann Arbor MI
Susan Wheeler Burke VA
Natalie Young Lawrence KS
The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/ university opera division (women), 2017
Lianne Aharony Johnson City NY
Jamie Balter Baltimore MD
Clare Demer Tucson AZ
Lauren Frey Croton on Hudson NY
Kali Hardwick Nevada City CA
Anzhela Kushnirenko San Pedro CA
Sarah-Clementine Mire Lubbock TX
Kellie Motter Bloomington IN
Myka Murphy Roswell GA
Theodora Ivanova Nestorova Acton MA
Veronica Richer Bryan OH
Lauren Elizabeth Walker Bloomington IN
Ciera V. Williams Detroit MI
The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school opera division (women), 2017
Sarah Aaldering Los Gatos CA
Alina Dong Houston TX
Abigail Marie Fletcher Cape Coral FL
Elisabeta Racolta Cambridge MA
Caroline Wolfe Dallastown PA
We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, 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 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 my division later this year. 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.