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The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award
honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age,
Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world
wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the
Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty
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. TAP has honored a
number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize
a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or
outreach. 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 of the contest year.
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
invite 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 opera division (men), 2017-18
Stefan Barner Jamaica Plain MA
Evan Bravos Chicago IL
Scott J. Brunscheen Chicago IL
Ryan Francis Burns Vernon CT
Kyle van Schoonhoven Chicago IL
The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university opera division (men), 2017-18
David John Davani Sea Cliff NY
Jake Hemminger Greensboro NC
Ben M. Reisinger Rochester NY
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:
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.