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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 the end of the contest year.
Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below,
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. A sample announcement may be
found at the end of the post.
Finalists are listed by ensemble name, city and state.
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19: professional division
"Serious, compelling, thought provoking—music performed at exceptionally high levels of artistry by these finalists."—DK
Blanka Bednarz and Matthew Bengtson
Estrella Piano Duo
The Sierra Duo
Takoma Park MD
In Motus Tuba Quartet
Rosco String Quartet
Salt Lake City UT
Ensemble for These Times
Highland Park IL
Sylvestris Quartet with Harry Baechtel and Michael Seregow
San Francisco CA
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19: college/university division
Ann Arbor MI
The Prima Piano Quartet
San Jose CA
Bierstadt Brass Quintet
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19: high school division
The Brahms Piano Quintet
New York NY
Huntley High School Saxophone Quartet
The Ariose String Quartet
Santa Clara CA
The Orenda Quartet
Finalists are encouraged to make the most
of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a
link to this announcement on
your website or blog.
Here is a sample announcement:
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!