Friday, December 13, 2019

SEMI-FINALISTS: women (opera), 2019-20

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in opera and operetta 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 art song/oratorio was 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 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.


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

Aida Baligh
Encino CA

Laura Basse
Helenville WI

Beatrice Beer
Philadelphia PA

Christina Bernardoni
West Dundee IL

Zarah Brock
Frederiksburg VA

Lisa Bryce
Brooklyn NY

Melanie Burbules
East Dundee IL

Diana Cantrelle
Columbia MD

Silvana Chu 
New York NY

Joan Marie Dauber
Chicago IL

Taylor-Alexis Dupont
New York NY

Hillary Esqueda
Chicago IL

Francesca Federico
New York NY

Alba Franco-Cancel
Atascadero CA

Lauren Frey
Pittsburgh PA

Chelsea Friedlander
Port Murray NJ

Anne Fuchs
South Bend IN

Abigail Halon
Atlanta GA

Helen Hassinger
Brookline MA

Lauren Hunt
Fair Lawn NJ

Elizabeth Lewis
Chicago IL

Rachael Long
Chicago IL

Jacquelyn Matava
San Antonio TX

Laura McHugh
Quincy MA

Madison Marie McIntosh
West Palm Beach  FL

Dana Pundt-Barbosa
Cincinnati OH

Stephanie R. Sanchez
Las Cruces NM

Gyu Yeon Shim
New York NY

Letitia Stevens
Malden MA

Ariana Strahl
Chicago IL

Lauren Yokabaskas
Cape Elizabeth  ME


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

Anneliese Ayers               
Forest Park IL 

Chantal Braziel
Pittsburgh PA    

Leah Brzyski
Branford CT    

Amalia Crevani
Milford NJ    

Ally Dunavant
Franklin TN    

Kathleen Kane
Tonawanda NY    

Karen Kelley
Tempe AZ    

Carolina Lopez Moreno
New York NY

Myka Murphy
Roswell GA    

Maria Nacouzi
Philadelphia   PA    

Elisabeta Racolta
Belmont MA    


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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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