Thursday, May 23, 2013

FINALIST COMPOSERS: band/wind ensemble, 2013

The American Prize is pleased to announce composer FINALISTS for 2013 in the band/wind ensemble category.

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"As we begin to announce finalists, and ultimately the winners and runners-up in each division, it is proving to be a very tight and exciting race... The depth of talent (in a variety of styles) is truly impressive."

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SPECIAL NOTE to SEMI-FINALISTS: Even if you were not advanced to the final round, the competition is not yet over. The judges reserve the right to award honorable mentions and citations to any candidate, at their discretion, and have honored semi-finalists in the past for further recognition. Additional information about honors and opportunities for semi-finalists will be included in the upcoming edition of "On TAP," our e-newsletter, which will be sent in early June to the email addresses of all contestants we have on file.

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Band, Professional Division
Jesse Ayers   Canton OH  
   “...and they gathered on Mount Carmel”
Jesse Ayers   Canton OH  
Daniel McCarthy   Akron OH  
   “Chamber Symphony No. 4 for Saxophone and Winds”
Lansing McLoskey   Miami FL  
   “What We Do Is Secret”
Darren Mitchell   Kirkland WA  
David P. Sartor   Hermitage TN  
   “Synergistic Parable”
Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn   Wichita KS  

FINALISTS The American Prize in Composition—Band, Student Division
Viet Cuong   Marietta GA  
   “Sound and Smoke”
Jae Lee Johns   Creek GA  
   “The Final Redemption”
David Clay Mettens   Covington KY  
   “A very hungry butterfly”
Maya Nag & Rebecca Yang  Saratoga CA  
   “Arab Spring”

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