Monday, December 17, 2018

SEMi-FINALISTS: band composers, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST composers for band / wind ensemble in both professional and student divisions. Congratulations!

As the contests unfold, finalists, 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.

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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite semi-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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com


The American Prize in Composition—Band / Wind Ensemble (professional division)

Mark Andrew Cook
Hagerstown MD
Dawn at Fox Gap: Symphony for Wind Ensemble
  
Greg Danner
Cookeville TN
Euphonium Concerto 
 
Dante De Silva
Tarzana CA
Kill Switch 
  
Gregory Fritze
Daytona Beach Shores FL
Variaciones Sinfonicas, Continental Concerto 
  
Jonathan Graybill
Willow Street PA
Stone & Twilight 
  
Quincy C. Hilliard
Lafayette LA
Kojiki 
 
Ted King-Smith
Mission KS
Between Glimpses of Blue 
  
Christopher Lowry
Antioch TN
Bicentennial Variations 
 
Andrew David Perkins
Fenton MI
ASYLUM 
  
David P. Sartor
Hermitage TN
THE SAINTS OF SEWANEE 
 
Chris Shelton
Norwood MA
A Winter Storm in Old New England 
  
Joseph T. Spaniola
Pensacola FL
Blow, Eastern Winds 
  
Geoffrey Stanton
Ann Arbor MI
Green Blade Rising 
 
Larry Tuttle
Van Nuys CA
Across the Divide 



The American Prize in Composition—Band / Wind Ensemble (student division)

Keith Allegretti
Austin TX
Petrichor 
 
Brent A. Morden
Bayside NY
Concertino; Danzon 
 
Daniel Morel
Kansas City MO
Flares/Flutters Fanfares 
 
Celka Ojakangas
Los Angeles CA
Bonehead Fizzix 
  
Marat Sanatullov
Seward NE
Through my eyes: One immigrant's story 


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We invite semi-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.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've 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 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 semi-finalists.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Women in Opera, 2018-19

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in opera and operetta for 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) As the contests unfold, finalists, 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. Semi-finalist women in art song/oratorio was published separately.

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

We invite semi-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.


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, professional division (women),  2018-19

Karen Archbold
Glen Ellyn IL  
   
Lauren Auge
Kansas City MO  
   
Elizabeth Bivens-Logan
Lindenhurst IL  
   
Emily Yocum Black
Paducah KY  
   
Rachel Blaustein
Olney MD  
   
Taylor Hillary Boykins
Pontiac MI  
   
Carolyne Dalmonte
San Diego CA  
   
Frances Fenton
Houston TX  
   
Elena Galvan
Ithaca NY  
   
Youna Hartgraves
Carrollton TX  
   
Alexandra Jerinic
San Francisco CA  
   
Laura Kay
New York NY  
   
Kirsten C. Kunkle
Wilmington DE  
   
Keesun Kwon
Baltimore MD  

Susanna R. Lauer
Washington DC  
   
Abigail Levis
Claremont CA  
   
Meredith Mecum
Bronx NY  
   
Jacqueline Piccolino
Chicago IL  
   
Max Potter
Weehawken NJ  
   
Leandra Ramm
Pittsburg CA  
  
Dana Lynne Varga
Brighton MA  
   
Congcong Wang
Sunnyvale CA  

 
The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, college/university division (women),  2018-19

Elizabeth Barry
Grand Rapids MI  
   
Zarah Brock
Fredericksburg VA  
   
Alyce Daubenspeck
Nazareth PA  
   
Clare Demer
Tucson AZ  
       
Keely Futterer
Dover AR  
   
Hei Lee Law
Brighton MA  
   
Victoria Lawal
Los Angeles CA  
   
Shaina Martinez
Germantown MD  
   
Sophia Mintas
Greensburg PA  
   
Sarah Clementine Mire
Lubbock TX  
   
Samantha Noonan
Lincoln NE  
   
Therese Pircon
Macomb IL  
   
Michelle Ravitsky
San Antonio TX  

Luisa Kay Reyes
Tuscaloosa AL

Rebecca Sacks
Athens GA  
   
Lani Stait
Chicago IL  
   
Kristen Sullivan
Denton TX  
   
Julia Claire Taylor
Coronado CA      


***

We invite semi-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.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've 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 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 semi-finalists.






Saturday, December 1, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Women in Art Song & Oratorio, 2018-19

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
This listing was updated on 12/6/18 to include the name of an additional applicant transferred from the opera competition.—DK

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in art song & oratorio for 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) As the contests unfold, finalists, 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. Semi-finalist women in opera will be published separately.

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

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.


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (women),  2018-19

Lauren Auge
Kansas City MO  
   
Katherine Beck
Denver CO  
   
Elizabeth Ann Benson
Auburn AL  
   
Emily Yocum Black
Paducah KY  
   
Johanna Bronk
Newton MA  
   
Diana Cantrelle
Columbia MD  
   
Jaely Chamberlain
Centreville VA  
   
Megan Elizabeth Cook
Chicago IL  
   
Ann Belluso Cravero
West Des Moines IA  
  
Donata Cucinotta
Seymour IN  
   
Carolyne Dalmonte
San Diego CA  
   
Joan Marie Dauber
Chicago IL  
   
Frances Fenton
Houston TX  
   
Olga Perez Flora
Reno NV  
   
Sarah Hawkey
Brooklyn NY
   
Melanie Helton
East Lansing MI
   
Anna Christine Hersey
Oshkosh WI  
   
Alexandra Jerinic
San Francisco CA  
   
Laura Kay
New York NY  
  
Melissa Kornacki
Damascus MD
   
Ewa Kowcz-Fair
Chicago IL
   
Kirsten C. Kunkle
Wilmington DE  
   
Kim Leeds
Lincoln MA  
   
Alice Anne Light
Kansas City MO  
   
Brittany Michaelsen-Mulkey
Cedar Park TX  
   
Valeria Sokolova Ore
Las Vegas NV
  
Leandra Ramm
Pittsburg CA  
   
Alissa Rose
Westboro PA  
   
Penelope Shumate
Macomb IL  
   
Emma Sorenson
Chicago IL  
   
Emily Sternfeld-Dunn
Wichita KS  
   
Letitia Stevens
Walden MA  
   
Christine Steyer
Oak Park IL  
   
Anna Tonna
Bronx NY  
   
Melissa Treinkman
Venice CA  
   
Nicole Van Every
Norman OK  
   
Jamie Van Eyck
Waco TX  
   
Dana Lynne Varga
Brighton MA  
   
Katie Walders
La Mesa CA  
   
Ivy Walz
Candor NY  
     


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (women),  2018-19

Alyce Daubenspeck
Nazareth PA  
   
Marina Davis
San Francisco CA  
   
Clare Demer
Tucson AZ  

Claire Dillahunty
Heath TX
   
Carley Duet
Cut Off LA  
   
Francesca Federico
New York NY  
   
Makeda Hampton
Lexington KY  
   
Christine Jobson
Miramar FL  
   
Victoria Lawal
Los Angeles CA  
   
Shaina Martinez
Germantown MD  
   
Sophia Mintas
Greensburg PA  
   
Theodora Ivanova Nestorova
Acton MA  
   
Samantha Noonan
Lincoln NE  
   
Galen Otten
Rochester NY

Jennifer Piazza-Pick
Columbia MD    

Therese Pircon
Macomb IL  
   
Michelle Ravitsky
San Antonio TX  
   
Veronica Richer
Bryan OH  
   
Tessa Romano
Boulder CO  
   
Emily Simmons
Phoenix AZ  
      
Julia Claire Taylor
Lawrence KS  



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2018-19

Pauline Rogers
Fremont CA  
   
Alea Vernon
Cheshire CT  
   
Victoria Lourdes Whatley
Fairhope AL  


***

We invite semi-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.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've 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 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 semi-finalists.