Wednesday, October 18, 2017
SEMI-FINALISTS: composers—opera/theater/film/dance, 2017-18
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: email@example.com
The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, professional division, 2017
Jesse Ayers Canton OH
Jennifer Bellor Las Vegas NV
From My Doleful Prison
Basil Considine Minneapolis MN
The Frat Party (comic opera)
William David Cooper Cambridge MA
Hagar and Ishmael
Karim Elmahmoudi Los Angeles CA
Paul Geraci West Lafayette IN
The Cask of Amontillado
Amos Gillespie Chicago IL
Jocelyn Hagen Plymouth MN
Eva Conley Kendrick Millis MA
Frank LaRocca Oakland CA A
Rose in Winter—the Life of St. Rita of Cascia
Sean Pflueger Springfield VA
Do Not Disturb, a comic opera
William Vollinger Woodcliff Lake NJ
Duck Girl (an imaginary interview)
The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, student division, 2017
Olga Amelkina-Vera Plano TX
All That Glitters
Michele Cheng San Jose CA
To Be Heard X Unheard—An Interdisciplinary Experimental Music Theatre
Lucas Marshall Smith New London OH
A Psalm of Silence: An Opera in One Act
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.