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      


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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.






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