Monday, November 5, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Chamber Ensembles, 2018-19

The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST chamber ensembles for 2018-19. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. In certain cases, The American Prize may have moved an auditioning ensemble to a more appropriate category.)

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. 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.

We invite semi-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. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until the end of the contest year. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19, professional division:

Amosa Duo
Urbana IL

Blanka Bednarz and Matthew Bengtson
Carlisle PA    
   
Estrella Piano Duo
Northbrook IL        

The Sierra Duo
Saline MI    
   
Seraph Brass
Naples FL    
  
District5
Takoma Park MD    
   
In Motus Tuba Quartet
Pullman WA    
   
Duo Francois
Fort Collins CO    
   
Duo Seraphim
Brooklyn NY 

Rosco String Quartet
Salt Lake City UT        

Duo Aldebaran
McAllen TX    
   
Noree Chamber Soloists
New York NY    
   
Ensemble 365  
Bayside NY
   
Ensemble for These Times
Berkley CA    
   
Sheridan Solisti
Highland Park IL   

Sylvestris Quartet with Harry Baechtel and Michael Seregow
San Francisco CA
   
Duo Guitiano
Fayetteville NC    
   
Mackenzie-Williams Duo
Tallahassee FL    
   
Duo Flautas Frescas
Opelika AL    



The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19, college/university division:

Koinonia Trio
Ann Arbor MI    
   
International Counterpoint
Atlanta GA    
  
The Prima Piano Quartet
Columbia SC    
   
Aruna Quartet
Lubbock TX    
   
Zelos Quartet
San Jose CA    
   
Estampe Trio
Savoy IL    
   
Bierstadt Brass Quintet
Greeley CO    



The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19, high school division:

The Brahms Piano Quintet
New York NY    
  
Huntley High School Saxophone Quartet
Huntley IL    
   
The Ariose String Quartet
Jacksonville FL        

Trio Cantare
Santa Clara CA    
   
The Orenda Quartet
Edwardsville IL    
  
Firefly Quartet
Ridgewood NJ    
   
Quantum Quartet
Carrollton TX    


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Semi-finalists: make the most of your selection by announcing it on your facebook page, tweet the news, and include a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! Our ensemble just been selected as a SEMI-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 FINALISTS in my division later this year. 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 semi-finalists!

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