Friday, January 31, 2020

Semi-finalists: ORCHESTRAS, 2019-20

(This listing was revised 2/21/20 to correct a clerical error.—DK)

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST orchestras for 2019-20 in all categories. 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

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the performing arts, unique in scope and structure. Founded in 2010, contestants hail from all fifty states, representing literally hundreds of communities and arts organizations across the nation.  

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.


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—professional division, 2019-20

Jason  Lim
McKinney Philharmonic
McKinney TX

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra         
Matthew Scinto 
Harwich Port  MA     

Missouri Symphony Orchestra        
Ji Hyun Yim, guest conductor
Columbia  MO     
Kirk Trevor, music director

 
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—college/university division,  2019-20

Miami University Symphony Orchestra     
Ricardo Averbach
Oxford   OH      University

OSU Symphony Orchestra 
Dr. Thomas  Dickey 
Stillwater   OK     

William & Mary Symphony Orchestra  
David Grandis
Williamsburg VA    

Baylor University Symphony Orchestra        
Stephen Heyde  
Waco    TX     

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra
Tara Villa Keith  
Davidson NC     

Sacramento State Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Murray 
Sacramento   CA    

University of Washington Symphony Orchestra  
David A. Rahbee 
Seattle  WA     

University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra 
Carolyn Watson 
Lawrence KS 



NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—community orchestra division, 2019-20

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra     
David Anderson
Lake Geneva  WI     

Clark College Orchestra
Donald L. Appert 
Vancouver WA     

Texas Medical Center Orchestra     
Patricia Brown  
Houston  TX    
Libi Lebel, conductor      

Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra   
Orlando Cela
ArlingtonMA     

Carlisle Chamber Orchestra         
Kathleen Chick  
Carlisle MA     
Alan Yost, conductor        

Seattle Collaborative Orchestra    
Anna Edwards
Seattle  WA     

Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
John B. Gordon 
Round Rock   TX     
Dr. Thomas Rainey, conductor      

Los Angeles Doctors Symphony       
Andrew  Hasel  
Los Angeles  CA     
Ivan Shulman, conductor    

Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra     
Taka Matsunaga          
Schaumburg   IL     

Poway Symphonette  
Ulli Reiner 
Poway  CA

Waynesboro Symphony
Charles Salembier          
Waynesboro   VA     
Peter Wilson, conductor

Parthenon Chamber Orchestra        
David P. Sartor 
NashvilleTN     

South Texas Symphonic Orchestra    
Nancy Scarsdale          
San Antonio  TX     
Dr. Ronnie Sanders, conductor       

Detroit Medical Orchestra          
Sydney  Schaaf 
Detroit  MI     
Zeljko Milicevic, conductor 



NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—youth orchestra division, 2019-20

All About Music San Diego          
Mary Gerard 
San Diego  CA     

Houston Youth Symphony 
Sarah D. Loudermilk         
Houston  TX     
Michael Webster, conductor  

Denver Young Artists Orchestra     
Kelly   Waltrip
Denver   CO     
Wes Kenney, conductor

Elite Academy for Strings Chamber  
Michael Shane Wittenburg         
Engelwood Cliffs  NJ    



NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—high school orchestra division, 2019-20

Sartartia HS Symphony Orchestra    
Sophia  Hsien  
Sugar Land   TX     

Beckman HS String Orchestra        
Jim Kollias
Irvine   CA     

Denver School of the Arts Orchestra
Enrique Lasansky
Denver   CO     

Seven Lakes HS Symphony Orchestra  
Desiree Overree
Katy  TX     

Seven Lakes HS Sinfonia Orchestra  
Desiree Overree
Katy  TX     

Stephen F. Austin Camerata         
Ann Victor 
Sugar Land  TX     



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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! Our ensemble has 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 the 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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