Monday, March 11, 2019

Finalists: COMPOSERS (opera/theater/film/dance), 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 OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE division. 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.

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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

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—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, professional division, 2018-19

Jenni Brandon
Long Beach CA
Three Paderewskis      

Roger Cichy
Scituate RI
Journey Home to the USS Arizona    
   
Austin Jaquith
Cedarville OH
Dracula Bloodlines      
  
Evan Mack
Albany NY
The Ghosts of Gatsby  
   
Patricia Elizabeth Martinez
Buenos Aires Argentina
Short Sleep/Breve SueƱo  
   
Eric Sawyer
Amherst MA
The Scarlet Professor      

Tony Solitro
Philadelphia PA
Triangle  
   
Ludwig Tuman
Oxnard CA
Lord of the Cranes; Cat's Protector; The Happy Man's Shirt  
  
William Vollinger
Woodcliff Lake NJ
Let's Talk  


NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, student division, 2018-19

Joshua Baerwald
Milwaukee WI
The Process    
   
Jennifer Barker
Newark DE
Waulking in the Glen        

Madeline Merwin
Traverse City MI
Ceilings Made of Glass; Over the Top    

   
Yuxin Ouyang
Durham NC
Trajectory             


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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.

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