Saturday, December 14, 2019

SEMI-FINALISTS: women (art song & oratorio), 2019-20

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
 (This list was revised on 2/1/20 to correct a clerical error.—DK)

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in art song & oratorio for 2019-20, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) 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. Semi-finalist women in opera will be published separately.

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 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.


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (women),  2019-20

Ashley Kay Armstrong   
Winterset  IA

Laura Basse 
Helenville WI
   
Lisa Bryce 
Brooklyn NY
   
Silvana Chu   
New York NY

Ann  Cravero
West Des Moines IA

Rachel Deatherage  
New York   NY

Carley De Franco
Somerville MA
   
Samantha Farmilant   
Chicago IL
   
Anne Fuchs 
South Bend IN
   
Michele Elizabeth Kennedy
Oakland  CA
   
Evangelia Leontis
Jamaica  VT
   
Thea Lobo
Sarasota FL
   
Jacquelyn Matava
San Antonio  TX
   
Courtney Miller
Miami Beach FL
   
Kimberly Prins Moeller
Houghton  NY
   
Amy Pfrimmer
Destrehan  LA
   
Stella Dayrit Roden 
Warrensburg  MO

Penelope Shumate
Macomb  IL
   
Letitia Stevens
Malden  MA
   
Christine Steyer
Oak Park   IL
   
Susan Wheeler
Burke  VA
   
Anne Wright
Greenville TX
   
Lauren Yokabaskas  
Cape Elizabeth ME
   
Melissa Zgouridi
Salzburg   Austria
     


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (women),  2019-20

Anneliese Ayers 
Forest Park IL 
   
Jessica Arielle Bloch 
Bradenton  FL  

Chantal Braziel
Pittsburgh PA  
   
Leah Brzyski
Branford  CT  

Alexandra Colaizzi
Hollywood  FL  
   
Clare Demer 
Tucson AZ  
   
Kathleen Kane  
Tonawanda  NY  
   
Jillian Krempasky   
Schnecksville  PA

Olivia Prendergast
Penn Valley   PA
   
Monica Ramich
Rochester  NY  
   
Loucine Topouzian   
Evanston   IL  
   
Samantha Williams
Manhattan  KS  


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2019-20

Malaina Kapoor
Redwood City   CA

Krystal Y. Mao   
Fremont  CA

Pauline Rogers
Fremont  CA

Michelle Skylar
Sunny Isles  FL    

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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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