Monday, June 11, 2012


The American Prize is pleased to announce semi-finalist ensembles for 2012, including bands & wind ensembles, orchestras, choruses, opera and musical theater companies. Please scroll down to view the different divisions.

Do let us know of any misprints or if you have questions. or

The American Prize in Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Performance, 2012 

High School Division
Metea Valley HS Wind Ensemble
Stroudsburg 9th Grade Concert Band
Orange County High School of the Arts Frederick Fennell Wind Ensemble

Community Division
Quad City Wind Ensemble    
Los Alamos Community Winds

College/University Division
Messiah College Wind Ensemble    
The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
Cornell Wind Ensemble   

The American Prize in Choral Performance, 2012

Community Division
The Vocal Art Ensemble
Ensemble Companio
National Philharmonic Chorale
South Bend Chamber Singers
Turtle Creek Chorale
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Chancel Choir of the Reformed Church of Bronxville
Cantori (New York)
Medical Musical Group
Bel Canto Chorus 

College/University Division
East Carolina University Chamber Singers
Utah Valley University Chamber Choir
Georgia State University Men's Chorus
Marywood University Chamber Singers
USD Chamber Singers
Shepherd University Chamber Singers
Saint Mary's College Women's Choir
Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir
LIU Post Chorus
LIU Post Chamber Singers
University of Washington Chorale 

Youth and High School Division
Lawrence Academy Girl Choir—Bel Canto
Columbus International Children's Choir
The Davidson Chorale 

The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2012

Professional Division 
Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra
Yakima Symphony Orchestra
National Philharmonic
Boston Classical Orchestra
Michigan Philharmonic

Community Orchestra Division
Clark College Orchestra

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
Austin Civic Orchestra
Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra
South Orange Symphony
Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra
Los Angeles Musician's Symphony
Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra
Lee County Community Orchestra
Medical Musical Group

College/University Division 
Miami University Symphony Orchestra
Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra
Lamont Symphony Orchestra
FSU Symphony Orchestra
UNC Symphony Orchestra
The Pacific Philharmonic
Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra (Illinois)
Chapman Chamber Orchestra

Youth Orchestra Division
Dubuque Youth Symphony Orchestra 
YPO Philharmonic String Orchestra & Soloist Ensemble
Germantown Performing Arts Center Youth Symphony Orchestra
Orange County YSO
Houston Youth Symphony

High School Division
Midway Philharmonic
Arlington HS Philharmonia

The American Prize in Opera Performance, 2012

Professional Division
Guerilla Opera
Juventas New Music Ensemble

Community Division
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble
Hubbard Hall Opera Theater 

College/University Division
Crane Opera Ensemble
University of Connecticut School of Music
University of Houston—Moores Opera Center

The American Prize in Musical Theater Performance, 2012 

High School Division
East Rockaway Junior/Senior High School
Youth Musical Theater Company of Berkeley
George Mason High School


Congratulations to all semi-finalists. We expect to begin to announce finalists in about two weeks.

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