Friday, December 20, 2019

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (band/wind ensemble division), 2019-20

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2019-20 SEMI-FINALIST composers for band / wind ensemble in both professional and student divisions. 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.

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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Band / Wind Ensemble (professional division), 2019-20

Adrienne Albert     
Los Angeles  CA      
COURAGE for Winds
      
David Avshalomov 
Santa Monica  CA      
"Nigun Prophecy," Lifeboat Variations 
     
Howard J. Buss
Lakeland  FL      
Vibrant Horizons 
       
Ashley Floyd
Athens  GA      
Glitch         
 
Gregory Fritze     
Daytona Beach  FL      
The Four Seasons
      
Cooper Minnis     
St. Louis  MO      
The Darkest Hour
 
Shawn E. Okpebholo  
Wheaton  IL      
This is Africa  
 
Andrew David Perkins    
Fenton  MI      
Until the Night Collapses       
 
Walter Saul
Fresno  CA      
Concerto for Flute and Symphonic Band 
 
Larry Tuttle     
Van Nuys  CA      
Big World, Utopia Rising  
 
Tyler Goodrich White
Lincoln  NE      
Caldera         
 
Michael Glenn Williams   
Marina Del Rey      CA      
Let Freedom Ring   



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Band / Wind Ensemble (student division), 2019-20

Zach Gulaboff Davis
Salem  OR      
Reverie     
    
Martin Hebel
Hamden  CT      
Tides Within
    
Jorge Machain    
Henderson  NV      
Bite the Bullet       
 
Teddy Mason
East Providence  RI      
Sea of Clouds

Zachary  Ploeger    
Pipestone  MN      
Symphony No.1         

Matt Ridge
Bloomington  IN      
Flirting with Disaster     

Chee Weng Yim 
Lamoni  IA      
Meditation No.1   


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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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