Saturday, March 23, 2019
Finalists: COMPOSERS (music for orchestra), 2018-19
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Lazaar Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce 2018-19 FINALIST composers in the ORCHESTRA divisions. Congratulations!
"The strongest field since the competition began."—DK
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.
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
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.
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—ORCHESTRA, professional division, 2018-19
Monte Sereno CA
Prelude to a Tragedy
Andares (Trumpet Concerto)
Upon Whose Shoulders We Stand
New York NY
De Pere WI
Symphony for the Garden City
Setting Century Symphony
Wayne B. Horvitz
Those Who Remain—Concerto for Orchestra and Improvising Soloist
Aspirations; Angels Among Us
Van Nuys CA
By Steam or by Dream
Symphony No. 1—Living Breathing Earth
Ode to Joy Fanfare
Kenyon Songs: Seven Poems of Jane Kenyon
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—ORCHESTRA, student division, 2018-19
When the Sun Rises
New York NY
Santa Fe NM
Symphony No. 3 in E Minor: Concert in Three Acts
Los Angeles CA
Between Two Chasms
Under the Dome
The Song of Roland
We encourage 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! 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.