an extensive listing of 2017-18 SEMI-FINALIST composers of choral music, representing a grand range of styles and techniques. Congratulations!
As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To
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until complete results in the contest are announced officially.
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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.
NOTE: This listing was revised on November 19, 2017 with the addition of another composer whose work was submitted in the incorrect category.
The American Prize in Composition—Choral (professional division)
Aaron Alter Carlsbad CA
Together We Create and Sing!
Jesse Ayers Canton OH
There's a Stirrin' in the Water
Jennifer Bellor Las Vegas NV
Meredith Brammeier San Luis Obispo CA
"Blow, Winds, Rage, Blow!"
Douglas Buchanan Cockeysville MD
Rorate Coeli, Benedicite omni opera
Delvyn Case Quincy MA
Tenebrae Factae Sunt
Jerry Casey Naples FL
What Shall We Bring?
Bryan Christian McLean VA
Of a rose synge we
Dr. Michael Cox Fort Worth TX
Shawn Crouch Miami Beach FL
Visions and Ecstacies
David Horace Davies Rowlett TX
Hodie, Ubi Carita
Cyril Deaconoff Oakland CA
Kontakion for Pascha (Easter)
Joy DeCoursey-Porter Bellevue WA
"There Was The One"
Brian T. Field Fairfield CT
Carlo Vincetti Frizzo Bloomington IN
Fugue with Robin and Dogwood; Nightscape; Through the Caumberland; A la Noche
William P. Gorton Haddon Township NJ
Gerald Gurss Columbia SC
Be at My Side
Elaine Hagenberg Windsor Heights IA
"Music of Stillness","Refuge"," As the Rain Hides the Stars","Good Night,Love", "O Come, Emmanuel"
Marjorie Halloran Austin TX
Write it On Your Heart, Stillness, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, 8 Ways to Look at a Window
Julianna Horton Louisville KY
God Is In His Holy Dwelling Place
Laurie Betts Hughes Bellevue WA
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Elise Letourneau Orleans ON
The Virgin Mary to the Child Jesus (cantata)
David Lipten Tallahassee FL A
Widows Song; How to
Michael D. McClish Los Angeles CA
Requiem of Remembrance
Timothy Lee Miller Mahwah NJ
Lawrence Mumford Laguna Niguel CA
Michael Murray Springfield MO
After The Fall
Karen E. Peace Colorado Springs CO
Scott Perkins New Haven CT
The Stolen Child, A Word Out Of The Sea. The World of Dream
Jakub Polaczyk Astoria NY
Kurt Sander Cincinnati OH
Dr. Walter Saul Fresno CA
The Word Was Made Flesh
Joel Bentley Thompson Snellville GA
Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
Ludwig Tuman Oxnard CA
"The Happy Man's Shirt"
Reginald Unterseher Kennewick WA
If You Can Read This
Mari Esabel Valverde Fort Worth TX
"When Thunder Comes"
David von Kampen Lincoln NE
FLOOD THE GOLD EARTH, DAVID'S LAMENTATION
C.G. Walden Chatsworth GA
O My Dove, Come Up from the Fields, Set Me As A Seal
Michael Wolniakowski Orland Park IL
The American Prize in Composition—Choral (student division)
Jacob Beranek Oconomowoc WI
Hodie Christus natus est!
Tyler Bouque Troy MI
Prayer for Light
Nicolas Chuaqui Bloomington IN
Qui Confidunt in Domino
Hans Bridger Heruth Columbia MO
Dana Kaufman Miami FL
Be Still My Heart
Jihyun Kim Houston TX
A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky
Marlene Miller West Grove PA
Xingzimin Pan Salt Lake City UT
What Flowers Tell You
Nathaniel Parks Greensboro NC
Messe de la Perdu
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announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a
link to this announcement on
their website or blog.
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division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the
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will be announcing finalists in my division soon. You can learn
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Congratulations to all semi-finalists.