Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Schorr Applications PROCESSED

This afternoon we completed processing all applications to The American Prize Schorr Voice Awards and sent email confirmations to all contestants. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please write to us at theamericanprz@aol.com

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Schorr Voice Award UPDATE

We anticipate that all applications received for the 2010 The American Prize Schorr Voice Awards will be processed and email confirmations sent by Wednesday morning this week. As noted on the website, if application fees were paid by credit card, look for a charge from Hat City Music Theater, Inc., administrators of the competition. Thanks to all contestants.

Monday, November 22, 2010

THE AMERICAN PRIZE welcomes additional JUDGES in PIANO

The American Prize is pleased to welcome additional judges in the areas of piano and piano pedagogy to assist in adjudicating upcoming competitions. These additional individuals bring a level of experience and excellence in performance and teaching as varied as we hope the winners of The American Prize will be.

Please welcome: 

Dr. Michael Benson, instructor in piano and piano pedagogy, Director of Choral Activities, The Ohio State University at Lima

Dr. Slawomir P. Dobrzanski,
Chair of Keyboard Studies, Department of Music, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Dr. Tamara Goldstein,
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies, Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO

Dr. Linda Holzer,
Professor of Music, Coordinator of Classical Keyboard Studies, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR

Dr. Joann Marie Kirchner,
Coordinator of Secondary Piano, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

The postmark deadline for The American Prize in Piano Performance, with divisions in both solo piano and concerto, has been extended to Friday, December 31, 2010. Other competitions with December deadlines include orchestral programming, opera and musical theater performance and composition. Please visit the website for full details. www.theamericanprize.org

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Schorr applications closed...confirmations to be sent

The application deadline for The American Prize Schorr Awards in Vocal Performance has passed. In the next few days, all applications received will be processed and confirmation emails sent. Semi-finalists, finalists and winners will be announced according to the schedule published with the competition guidelines. For the latest information and to learn the exact day semi-finalists, finalists and winners will be announced, please subscribe to our facebook page or twitter feed. The next The American Prize Schorr Award competition will be announced on our website after the new year. Thanks to all contestants.

—David Katz, chief judge

Sunday, November 7, 2010

CONTESTANTS from 15 states and counting...

With about ten days until the postmark deadline for The American Prize Schorr Memorial Awards in Vocal Performance, we are delighted to announce that applications have already been received from fifteen states, from Rhode Island to Texas and Florida to Wisconsin, with more applications and inquiries arriving every day. It looks to be a very exciting contest.

The postmark deadline for applications was extended to November 15, 2010. Complete information on the website www.theamericanprize.org. The application forms may not all indicate the revised application postmark deadline, but be assured all who enter by that time will receive full consideration. 

"The American Prize is unlike any other competition, a valuable career builder in which all semi-finalists, finalists and winners derive benefit, regardless of who the final winners may be." David Katz, chief judge of the competitions, remarked.

"I think the competition has attracted so much interest, even in its first year, because it is the only contest that is judged solely through recorded performances, which practically every musician has access to already. There are no age limits (which can be so arbitrary) and no additional expenses for travel to some far-flung audition site, or for an accompanist when you get there.

"And because The American Prize provides written professional adjudication to all finalists, cash awards to winners, and regional, national and international visibility from semi-finalists on up, it may prove to be especially appealing."

A list of judges for the competition, including Jay White, eight-year veteran of the Grammy Award-winning solo vocal ensemble, CHANTICLEER, is listed below, in an earlier posting.