Monday, February 19, 2018
FINALISTS: composers (orchestra), 2017-18
As the contests unfold, 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.
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
We 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.
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (professional division), 2017-18
Brian Ciach Mountain View CA
The Einstein Slide from Collective Uncommon: Seven Orchestral Studies on Medical Oddities
Dr. Michael Cox Fort Worth TX
Concertante for Piano and Orchestra
Nancy Bloomer Deussen Mountain View CA
Ascent to Victory
Rocco Di Pietro Columbus OH
Gregory Fritze Daytona Beach Shores FL
Eric Funk Bozeman MT
Variation on a Theme on Jan Hanus, Op 127
Ryan M. Hare Pullman WA
"Stanzas" After Poe
Daniel McCarthy Akron OH
The Tao of Infinity
Lawrence Mumford Laguna Niguel CA
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
Elena Roussanova Jamaica Plain MA
Moments of Arrival for Orchestra
Dr. Walter Saul Fresno CA
Rhapsody for Oboe and Orchestra (Kiev 2014)
Mark Edwards Wilson Bowie MD
Judith Lang Zaimont Maricopa AZ
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division), 2017-18
Nicolas Bizub Cincinnati OH
Shelby Rawlings Blalock Charlottesville VA
Out of Ashes
Weijun Chen Amherst NY
Daniel Despins Wilminston DE
William Carson Graham Marina Del Rey CA
Alison Yun-Fei Jiang Elmhurst NY
Christopher Lowry Antioch TN
Golden Rhapsody, Opus 17
Antonio Juan Marcos Berkeley CA
Justin Ralls Portland OR
Kyle Simpson Washington PA
On The Road Suite
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:
"Great 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.