Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Finalists: COMPOSERS (music for orchestra), 2019-20
From David Katz, founder and chief judge,
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts:
We at The American Prize wish all our contestants, laureates, friends and families good health and whatever happiness can by yours during this extraordinarily difficult time.
At TAP we are working hard to try to stay on schedule: 2019-20 finalist announcements continue on our blog, and website updates are being completed. Final deadlines for the 2020-21 season of contests are still several months away, but we pledge to work to accommodate the scheduling needs of all competitors. Please email us with questions at email@example.com
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Lazaar Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce 2019-20 FINALIST composers in the professional ORCHESTRA division. Congratulations!
"What a privilege to encounter the orchestral music of so many composers whose combination of talent, technical skill and inspiration has brought such joy in the listening. Many semi-finalists have been advanced, working in many different aesthetics. As I have often stated about The American Prize composer contests, style does not matter—the working out of ideas does. From the most conservative idiom to the most advanced, our world has room for all sorts of music of quality. The finest from the 2019-20 contest for works for orchestra are highlighted below."—DK
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.
If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite 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.
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (professional division), 2020
Monte Sereno CA
Symphony No. 2
New Cairo Egypt
A Symphony for Cairo
Robert J. Bradshaw
Echoes in the Deep: meditation on the depth of our impact on the Earth's oceans
Still ist's im Wald
Mark Dal Porto
Prairie Songs: Remembering Antonia
BETRAYAL OF TECHNOLOGY
Hye Kyung Lee
Lawrence R. Mumford
Laguna Niguel CA
The Sunset Wind
Symphony No. 2, For the New Millennium
Santa Monica CA
Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply
Miguel A. Roig-Francoli
Sinfonia, "De Profundis"
Glimmer, Glisten, Glow
Life for Life
Van Nuys CA
Thousand Mile Suite
The Chemical Composition of Tears
Tyler Goodrich White
A Brand-New Summer
Boynton Beach FL
Song of the Phoenix
Tianguang (Stephen) Yang
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division), 2020
Los Angeles CA
A Cosmos in Stone, Respawning
Saint Peters MO
Zachary Gulaboff Davis
Los Angeles CA
Luis Enrique McDougal
Puisque je suis fumeux
Wai Leung William So
Kennedy Town Hong Kong
Patrick Andrew Thompson
Jersey City NJ
Through a Glass, Darkly
Evan Jay Williams
"That Which We Cannot Live Without"
Palo Alto CA
Reflections of A Sixteen Year Old Girl
We encourage 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 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 winners 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 finalists.