Monday, March 16, 2020

Finalists: COMPOSERS (vocal chamber music), 2019-20

COMPOSERS: 
We are relaxing requirements in all the composition contests, to make it easier to apply, including accepting PDFs in place of sending hard copies of scores. Details on the website soon. www.theamericanprize.org

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David (Volosin) Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce FINALIST composers of vocal chamber music for 2019-20 in both student and professional divisions. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up 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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

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.

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the performing arts. The American Prize is unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States at professional, college/university, community and high school levels, based on submitted recordings. Now in its tenth year, The American Prize was founded in 2010 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. Contestants hail from all fifty states, representing literally hundreds of communities and arts organizations across the nation.

Applications for the 2020-21 season of The American Prize contests (our tenth year) are now available on our website: www.theamericanprize.org


NATIONAL FINALISTS The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (professional division), 2019-20

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

Ehood Gershuni 
Boston  MA       
The Spring and The Fall     
 
Brian Mark     
Brooklyn  NY       
First they Came     

Timothy Lee Miller   
Mahwah  NJ       
The House With Nobody In It 
         
William Vollinger  
Woodcliff Lake     NJ       
The Child in the Hole  


NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (student division), 2019-20

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   

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 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.

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