Thursday, December 31, 2020

Semi-Finalists: WOMEN in OPERA, 2021

The American Prize wishes all our laureates, contestants, judges and friends safety and health during this extraordinarily difficult time.

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in opera and operetta for 2021, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) 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. Semi-finalist women in art song/oratorio was published separately.

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. 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, professional division (women),  2021

Karen Amlaw     

Westborough  MA

 

Laura Basse     

Helenville  WI

 

Veronica Bell      

Studio City CA

 

Jordan Best      

Felton CA

 

Jessica Arielle Bloch     

Somerville  MA

 

Zarah Brock     

Fredericksburg  VA

 

Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber  

State College   PA

 

Danielle Davis     

Lindenhurst NY 

 

Joanna Ehlers    

IndependenceMO

 

Lauren Frey      

Plainsboro  NJ

 

Chantelle Grant     

Jersey City NJ

 

Carmelita Guse      

Bloomington MN

 

Rachel Eve Holmes    

Atlanta GA

 

Amy Johnson   

Cincinnati  OH 

 

Victoria Korovljev 

Minneapolis MN

 

Sara Lucille Law

Long Island City NY

 

Jacquelyn Matava    

San Antonio TX

 

Jessica Rose Nelson   
Mount Royal NJ

 

Aubrey Odle      

Knoxville   TN

 

Leandra Ramm      

Pittsburg   CA

 

Zoe Vandermeer

West Hartford   CT

 

Camelia Voin      

Loma Linda  CA

 

Mer Wohlgemuth

New York   NY

 

Adriana Zabala    

Orange   CT

 

Melissa Zgouridi  

Salzburg  Austria 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, college/university division (women),  2021

Julia Coelho    

Denton TX

 

Carly Cummings  

Baltimore  MD

 

Clare Demer     

Tucson  AZ

 

Ally  Dunavant  

Franklin TN

 

Kim   Kenny     

Fishers IN

 

Deirdre Lahiff    

Goshen NY

 

Solene Le Van    

Anaheim CA

 

Olivia Prendergast      

Penn Valley PA

 

Alexandra Taylor    

Naples  FL 



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, community division (women),  2021

Kathleen J. Allen     

Hayden CO

 

Rachel Mellman   

Burlingame  CA

 

Mairea Place     

Everett  WA

 

Luisa Kay Reyes     

Tuscaloosa  AL


*** 

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.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Semi-Finalists: PIANO SOLOISTS, 2021

The American Prize wishes all our laureates, contestants, judges and friends safety and health during this extraordinarily difficult time.

The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST piano soloists for 2021. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. 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. 

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.

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 in Piano Performance, 2021, professional solo division:

Elina Christova  

Norwalk  CT  

   

Christine Ifen Chuang

FriscoTX  

   

Ezra Donner

Ypsilanti  MI  

   

Ann DuHamel    

Morris MN  

   

Leah Kang

Urbana. IL  

   

Dongyul Lee 

Los Angeles. CA  

   

Bruce Leto Jr.   

North Hampton  NH  

   

Liana Paniyeva   

Quincy  MA  

   

Yoon-Wha Roh 

Pullman  WA  

   

Alexandra A. Saraceno   

Brooklyn  NY  

   

Helga Scheibert  

Pittsburgh  PA  

   

Rosemarie Suniga

Potsdam  NY  

   

Kristin Jonina Taylor

Omaha  NE  

   

Alexander Tchobanov  

Abu Dhabi UAE 

   

Muen Wei 

Tampa  FL  

    

Heidi Louise Williams   

Tallahassee. FL  

   

Chi-Chen Wu  

Laramie  WY  

    

Susan Yang

Nashville  TN   

   

Jonathan Young 

Fort Wayne  IN  

 


The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2021, college/university solo division:

Lanjiabao Ge  

Gainesville  FL       

        

Brandon K. Hamilton        

Plano TX       

        

Claudia Hu  

Raritan NJ       

        

Yunhee Kim 

Cambridge  MA       

        

Yera Kim 

State College  PA       


Bogyeong Lee 

Iowa City  IA       

        

Changhee Lee 

Montreal  QC       

        

Yang Li  

Rochester NY       

        

Junwen Liang           

State College  PA       

        

Haoyue Liang           

Denton TX       

         

Bora Ryu 

Kildeer  IL       

         

Yun Tang

Changchun China   

        

Shuk Ki Wong

Madison  WI       

        

Jen-Hao Yeh 

New York  NY       

        

Jing Shu Zhao

Denton  TX  

  

The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2021, community solo division:

Karen Salicath Jamali                     

Winter Park FL       


Luisa Kay Reyes                      

Tuscaloosa. AL       


Michael Shui                       

Tempe  AZ



The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2021, high school solo division:

Christian Brann         

Amherst  NY       

      

Jeslyn Zhu Cai           

Spokane  WA       

      

Jasper Casamento     

Ada   MI       

      

Ayushman Choudhury     

Ellington  CT       

       

Natalie Chow          

Livingston  NJ       

      

Amy Liu           

Setauket  NY       

      

Zizheng William Liu           

Sugar Land  TX       

      

Meredith Nam           

Bothell  WA        

      

Ethan Shi           

Ada  MI       

        

Marc Soong         

Alhambra  CA        

      

Esther Tang          

Gaithersburg  MD       

      

Angela Gigi Tsang         

San Jose  CA



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Semi-finalists: make the most of your selection by announcing it on your facebook page, tweet the news, and include a link to this announcement on your 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!

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Semi-Finalists: MEN in OPERA, 2021

The American Prize wishes all our laureates, contestants, judges and friends safety and health during this extraordinarily difficult time.

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST men in opera and operetta for 2021, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.)  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. Semi-finalist men in opera will be published separately.

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 Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, professional division (men),  2021


Matteo Adams                      

New York  NY


Jordan Davidson                    

Woodbridge  VA        


Albert Niedel                      

Gaithersburg  MD        


Wayd Odle                        

Knoxville  TN



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, community division (men),  2021

Ryne Olson                      

Lacey  WA


Eric Partridge                  

Seattle  WA 


*** 

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.





Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Semi-Finalists: MEN in ART SONG, 2021

The American Prize wishes all our laureates, contestants, judges and friends safety and health during this extraordinarily difficult time.

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST men in art song & oratorio for 2021, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) 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. Semi-finalist men in opera will be published separately.

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 Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (men),  2021

Jordan Davidson                    

Woodbridge VA                           


Michael McAvoy                      

Astoria NY                           


Ryan Townsend Strand                      

Chicago IL   



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (men),  2021

Trevor Brown                       

Wilton CT                 


Harrison Heard                       

Golden Valley MN                 


Morgan Manifacier                  

Setauket  NY                       



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2021

Adam Duffy                       

Meadville PA        


Henry Hsiao                       

Princeton NJ        


Alistair Lam                         

Lawrenceville NJ     
   

*** 

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.





Monday, December 14, 2020

Semi-Finalists: INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS, 2021

The American Prize wishes all our laureates, contestants, judges and friends safety and health during this extraordinarily difficult time.

The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST instrumental soloists for 2021. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. 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. 


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.

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

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2021, professional division:

Julia Barnett   

La Mesa   CA    

Flute     


Gabriel Beavers   

Miami     FL    

Amplified Bassoon  


Orlando Cela      

Arlington MA    

Flute     


Kai Chen Cheng     

Pingtung  Taiwan

Flute     


David Cook      

Decatur   IL    

Clarinet  


Steven M. Darling   

Martin    TN    

Tuba      


Christopher Dickey    

Pullman   WA    

Tuba      


Chris Gekker    

Bethesda  MD    

Trumpet   


Anita Graef     

Evanston  IL    

Cello     


Zachary Haas      

Hamden    CT    

Bass Trombone  


Cody Hunter    

Hatton    ND    

Bassoon   


Tae Ho Hwang     

Ellicott City   MD    

Saxophone 


Katie Johnson   

Knoxville TN          

Horn      


Jeffrey Kautz     

Dix Hills NY    

Timpani   


Charlene Kluegel   

Wilmette  IL    

Violin    


Ming-Jui Liu       

Arcadia   CA    

Classical Guitar   


Jose Martinez  

Chelva, Spain 

Tuba      


Katie Mess      

Maitland  FL    

Flute     


Eric Millard   

Concord   NC    

Trumpet   


Madalyn Parnas Möller    

Los Angeles CA    

Violin    


Andrew W. Parker    

Stillwater OK    

Oboe      


Jennifer Piper     

Fort Wayne IN    

Flute     


William Popp      

Loveland  CO   

Accordion


Scott Roeder    

Edinburg  TX    

Tuba      


Sengthian Kyndra Sisayaket 

East Lansing MI    

Horn      


Yi Qun Xu        

New York  NY    

Cello     


Brian Zator     

Royse City TX    

Marimba



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2021, college/university division:

James Brinkmann 

East Lansing  MI     

Flute     


Lethicia Caravello 

Brighton  MA     

Harp      


Yu-Ting Cheng     

Forest Hills  NY     

Clarinet  


Sydney Ebersohl  

Vienna    VA     

Violin    


Emily Loh       

Wheeling  WV     

Flute     


Mitchell Luttermoser    

Canton    MI       

Saxophone

 

Juan Carlos Narvaez   

Elizabeth NJ     

Flute     


Ethan Nylander  

Townsend  DE     

Flute     


Sophia Oehlers   

Collingswood  NJ     

Oboe      


Marisa Sardo     

Lake Bluff IL     

Classical Guitar   


Alisa Smith     

Jamestown RI     

Flute     


Yidi  Song      

Rochester NY     

Flute  



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2021, high school division:

Athina Chen      

Palo Alto CA     

Violin    


Daniel Ethan Gliksberg 

Newton    MA     

Alto Saxophone 


Luke  Henderson 

Raleigh   NC     

Violin    


Veronica Li        

Princeton NJ     

Clarinet  


Lauren Swain     

Needmore  PA     

Harp      


Eiline Tai     

Irvine  CA     

Cello     


Fiona Faye Tsang     

San Jose  CA     

Cello     


Xandro Xu        

Phoenixville  PA     

Clarinet   

   


*** 

Semi-finalists: make the most of your selection by announcing it on your facebook page, tweet the news, and include a link to this announcement on your 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 in the new year. 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!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Semi-Finalists: PIANO CONCERTO (The Lorin Hollander Award), 2021

The American Prize wishes all our laureates, contestants, judges and friends safety and health during this extraordinarily difficult time.

Lorin Hollander
The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST piano concerto soloists for 2021, The Lorin Hollander Award. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. 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.

The American Prize LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD celebrates the artistry of one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Lorin Hollander has appeared as guest soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the world and is a veteran of over 2,500 performances across the globe. The American Prize is delighted to share the legacy of this legendary artist through the re-naming of the award for Piano Concerto Performance in his honor. For more about the extraordinary life and career of Lorin Hollander, please visit http://lorinhollander.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.

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 in Piano Concerto Performance, 2021, The Lorin Hollander Award, professional division:

Chia-Ying Chan                       

Urbana IL

Beethoven—G major


Clare Longendyke                 

Indianapolis IN 

Beethoven—G major


Susan Merdinger                  

Highland Park IL 

Beethoven—B flat major        


The American Prize in Piano Concerto Performance, 2021, The Lorin Hollander Award, college/university division:

Brandon K. Hamilton

Plano TX       

Rhapsody in Blue


Yunhee Kim                         

Cambridge MA      

Beethoven—C minor 


Yuhui Le                          

Mesa AZ       

Shostakovich No. 2


Yang Li                          

Rochester NY      

Prokofiev No. 3 


Xiaoya Liu                         

Ann Arbor MI

Prokofiev No. 3


Michael Shui

Tempe AZ

Ravel—G major


Yun Tang                        

Chanchun Jilin (China)

Grieg        




*** 

Semi-finalists: make the most of your selection by announcing it on your facebook page, tweet the news, and include a link to this announcement on your 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 in the new year. 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!