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"At The American Prize, there is never a set number of finalists in any category or division: the quality of the candidates themselves directly affects that outcome. We also try hard to be not about "winners" and "losers," but always seek to encourage excellence, creativity and imagination. That is one reason why we post the following statement with every finalist listing."—DK
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
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this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be
found at the end of the post.
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Choral (professional division), 2017-18
Jesse Ayers Canton OH
There's a Stirrin' in the Water
Meredith Brammeier San Luis Obispo CA
"Blow, Winds, Rage, Blow!"
Michael Cox Fort Worth TX
Shawn Crouch Miami Beach FL
Visions and Ecstacies
Cyril Deaconoff Oakland CA
Kontakion for Pascha (Easter)
Joy DeCoursey-Porter Bellevue WA
"There Was The One"
Carlo Vincetti Frizzo Bloomington IN
Fugue with Robin and Dogwood; Nightscape; A la Noche
Gerald Gurss Columbia SC
Be at My Side
Elaine Hagenberg Windsor Heights IA
selected choral works
Laurie Betts Hughes Bellevue WA
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
David Lipten Tallahassee FL
Michael D. McClish Los Angeles CA
Requiem of Remembrance
Scott Perkins New Haven CT
The Stolen Child; A Word Out Of The Sea; The World of Dream
Jakub Polaczyk Astoria NY
Walter Saul Fresno CA
The Word Was Made Flesh
Joel Bentley Thompson Snellville GA
Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
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
C.G. Walden Chatsworth GA
O My Dove
Michael Wolniakowski Orland Park IL
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Choral (student division), 2017-18
Jacob Beranek Oconomowoc WI
Hodie Christus natus est!
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
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.
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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:
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Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.
Congratulations to all finalists.