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American Prize never designates a set number of finalists in any
category or division: the quality of the candidates' work directly
influences that outcome. We also try hard not to be about "winners" and
"losers," but always seek to encourage excellence, creativity and
imagination—one reason we post the following statement with
every finalist listing."—DK
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 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.
REMINDER: Because of many requests from artists with late spring and early summer performances, The American Prize 2019-20
will accept applications from CLASSICAL VOCALISTS, PIANISTS, CHAMBER
ENSEMBLES and INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS postmarked or emailed by the new
deadline date of Monday, July 1, 2019.
from COMPOSERS, CONDUCTORS, STAGE DIRECTORS, CONDUCTED ENSEMBLES, ARTS
MARKETERS and in the performance of American Music (BACON AWARD) will be accepted until Monday, August 5, 2019.
(Please note that although the dates on the application forms may not
be changed, rest assured that your materials will be accepted if sent by
the new deadline dates in the respective contest areas.)
NATIONAL FINALISTS The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (professional division), 2018-19
Union City GA
Letters from Jack
Mountain View CA
The Pillow Book
Quattro Canzoni da La Pioggia nel Pineto
Jonathan B. McNair
Like a Breath in a Bubble, Spinning
THE LONGVIEW: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judith Lynn Stillman
Poet As Immortal Bird
The Gorgeous Nothings
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (student division), 2018-19
Zach Gulaboff Davis
toward the light
William F. Montgomery
Baton Rouge LA
The Child Born; The Witch has Told You a Story; Changing Weather Patterns
Santa Monica CA
Portraits of Disquiet
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:
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.