Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (vocal chamber music division), 2019-20

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2020 SEMI-FINALIST composers of vocal chamber music, in 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 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.

SEMI-FINALISTS The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (professional division), 2020

Ralf Yusuf Gawlick  
Newton  MA       
Herzliche Grupe Bruno~Briefe aus Stalingrad    

Ehood Gershuni 
Boston  MA       
Time Does Not Bring Relief; The Spring and The Fall     
 
Brian Mark     
Brooklyn  NY       
First they Came     

Timothy Lee Miller   
Mahwah  NJ       
The House With Nobody In It 

Jan Mittelstaedt 
Portland  OR       
Embarrassing Moments: Temper Tantrum, The Luncheon, Tongue Tied  

Sheli Nan      
Berkeley  CA       
JOURNEY—THE SONG CYCLE 

Daniel Sigmon   
Missouri City     TX       
Passages  
   
Judith Lynn Stillman 
Providence  RI       
Small Step, Giant Leap: A Lunar Fantasy      

Danae Xanthe Vlasse   
Winnetka  CA       
Serenade II    
         
William Vollinger  
Woodcliff Lake     NJ       
The Child in the Hole  


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

Theophilus Chandler 
Hillsborough  NC       
Two Taylor Songs   
     
Nicolas Chuaqui  
Rochester   NY       
Apocalyptic Visions  
       
Patrick Connor Dittamo  
Manhattan   KS       
Dysentery; Suicide in the Trenches; Cometh the Night    
 
Ian Evans Guthrie  
Tallahassee       FL       
Where Dreams Come True; Spring; Call to Come; Storm: Nightfall        
     
Martin Hebel    
Hamden  CT       
Dulce et Decorum Est 
     
Hans Bridger Heruth   
Liberty   MO       
How do I love thee?  

Patrick Holcomb  
Ocean View  DE       
Superbloom   

Asia Jamosmos 
Stockton  CA       
A Dream within A Dream        

Mark Bolan Konigsmark 
Newton  MA       
In to the Light, The Betrayal      

Patrick Andrew Thompson 
Jersey City      NJ       
Night, Sleep, and the Stars     

Daniel Whitworth  
Highland Park      IL       
Not Our Kids: A Fox News Operetta 

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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.

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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