Friday, January 3, 2020

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (orchestra division), 2019-20

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive listing of 2020 SEMI-FINALIST composers for orchestra in both professional and student divisions, representing many styles and aesthetics. 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.

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (professional division), 2020

Lee Actor
Monte Sereno  CA  
Symphony No. 2
   
Jean Ahn  
Orinda  CA  
Woven Silk
  
Bruce Babcock 
Pasadena  CA  
Event Horizon 
   
John Baboukis
New Cairo Egypt  
A Symphony for Cairo 
  
Robert J. Bradshaw
Gloucester   MA  
Echoes in the Deep: meditation on the depth of our impact on the Earth's oceans 
   
Sabrina Clarke  
Philadelphia    PA  
Still ist's im Wald
  
Tina Claussen
Springfield  MO  
Shimmer
  
Mark Dal Porto 
Portales NM  
Mystic Mountain  
   
Ken Davies  
Gautier  MS  
Strings Ablaze
  
Brent  Edstrom 
Spokane  WA  
Prairie Songs: Remembering Antonia  
  
Peter Solomon Gross
Bayville NY  
AUTUMNUS: Chaconne in F# Minor 
  
Gregory J. Jackson 
Montgomery   AL  
Symphony No. 4, Op. 113 " The Four Horsemen"  
   
Misook Kim  
Naperville   IL  
The AWAKENING 
  
Penka Kouneva 
Tujunga  CA  
BETRAYAL OF TECHNOLOGY  
  
Hye Kyung Lee  
Granville    OH  
Climbing Tomorrow
  
Lawrence R. Mumford 
Laguna Niguel   CA  
The Sunset Wind  
  
Alla Pavlova 
Huntington   NY  
Symphony No. 2, For the New Millennium
  
Leanna Primiani
Santa Monica    CA 
1001
 
Lucas  Richman 
Bangor ME  
Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply 
  
Miguel A. Roig-Francoli 
Cincinnati   OH  
Sinfonia, "De Profundis"
  
Maxim Samarov 
Harvey LA  
Ars moriendi  

Joseph Sowa 
Watertown    MA  
Glimmer, Glisten, Glow  
  
Lauren Spavelko
Pickerington    OH  
Kéyah
   
Aaron Spotts  
Tallahassee  FL  
Life for Life 
   
Larry Tuttle  
Van Nuys CA  
Thousand Mile Suite
  
William Vollinger 
Woodcliff Lake  NJ  
Portraits of the Jersey Shore
 
Kellach Waddle  
Austin TX  
The Chemical Composition of Tears; Were You Dreaming of January Vampires
  
Tyler Goodrich White
Lincoln  NE  
A Brand-New Summer
  
Kevin Wilt 
Boynton Beach   FL  
Imagined Adventures: Running on Rooftops;  Song of the Phoenix

       

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division), 2020

Nicholas Bentz  
Los Angeles  CA  
A Cosmos in Stone, Respawning  

Dinah Bianchi 
Belleville   MI  
Anaphora 

Cory Brodack 
Saint Peters    MO  
Nodus Tollens  

Nicolas Chuaqui 
Rochester    NY  
Aurora

Zachary Gulaboff Davis
Salem  OR  
Tailwind 

Moni Guo  
Los Angeles  CA  
Night Ghost

Jeffry Langford
Katy   TX  
Ricercar Ner   

Luis Enrique McDougal
McAllen  TX  
Puisque je suis fumeux

Wai Leung William So   
Kennedy Town    Hong Kong
Blue Fire

Patrick Andrew Thompson
Jersey City  NJ  
Through a Glass, Darkly

Evan Jay Williams
Baltimore    MD  
"That Which We Cannot Live Without"  
  
Miranda Yu   
Palo Alto    CA  
Reflections of A Sixteen Year Old Girl  



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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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