Friday, May 4, 2018
FINALISTS: choral ensembles, 2017-18
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"The American Prize continues to attract some of the finest choirs in the country, in all their varieties of size, repertoire and style. The competition in the College/University choral division is especially keen—simply very fine choirs, every one, led by conductors not only of skill but sometimes of remarkable creativity. Regardless of the final outcome, here are performers (and performances) to remind everyone why choral singing at the highest level is artistry to be cherished. What a privilege to experience such beauty of tone, expression and idea."—David Katz, chief judge, The American Prize
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
"At The American Prize, there is never a set number of finalists in any category or division. We also try to not be 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 years 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.
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 Choral Performance—professional division,
Wendy K. Moy & Jeremiah Selvey
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Choral Performance—college/university division, 2017-18
University of Redlands Chapel Singers
Donna M. Di Grazia
Pomona College Glee Club
Lynda R. Hasseler
Capital University Chapel Choir
Eastern Michigan University Choir
Chris Younghoon Kim
Cornell Symphony and Cornell Chorus and Glee Club
Darren P. Lawson
BJU Choirs & Symphony with Rivertree Singers
Warren Cook & Michael W. Moore, conductors
Michigan State University Chamber Choir
East Lansing MI
University of Denver Lamont Chorale
Arizona State University Chamber Singers
Portland State Chamber Choir
BucsWorth Men's Choir
Johnson City TN
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Choral Performance—community division, 2017-18
University Musical Society Choral Union
Ann Arbor MI
Vox Femina Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Choral Performance—youth and high school division, 2017-18
Olympia HS Concert Choir
Shannon K. Carter
The HS for the Performing and Visual Arts Madrigal Singers
Youth Performing Arts School Chamber Choir
Indian Springs School Concert Choir
New York NY
Arvada West HS Vocal Showcase
Shawn M. Small
Fifth Avenue Falcons
We invite 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! Our ensemble has 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 results in the 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.