Monday, August 3, 2015

COMPOSER semi-finalists, 2015 (CHORAL) professional division announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2015 SEMI-FINALIST composers of choral music in the professional division. Congratulations! 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.

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The American Prize in Composition—Choral (professional division)

Adrienne Albert    Los Angeles CA
Travis Alford    West Newton MA
   O Fragile Human, Speak...
David  Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
   Praise The Lord
Samuel Beebe    Philadelphia PA
   Riding on a Train at Rush Hour
Jeffrey Bernstein    Altadena CA
   Pablo Neruda In Love, The Garden of Love
Stephen R. Bernstein    West Hills CA
   Hashkiveinu, To Speed Them All
Doug Brandt    New York NY
   Where the Bee Sucks,  While You Do Here Snoring Lie
Jeffrey Cobb    Traverse City MI
   Absalom, An Awful Tempest, Come Sing for Joy, E Recordatus est Petrus, Invictus, Prophetiae Merlini
Steve Cohen    Larchmont NY
   Kiddush, L'cha dodi, Shalom Aleichem, Mi Chamocha, Yism'chu, V'shamru, Sim Shalom
Ian David Coleman    Liberty MO
   Leitourgia—A Choral Symphony
Shawn Crouch    Miami Beach FL
Joy DeCoursey-Porter    Bellevue WA
   Christi crux est mea lux
Christina Brice Dolanc    Erie PA
   Silence, the New Moon
Otter Dreaming    Decorah IA
   selected works
David Feurzeig    Huntington VT
   Songs of Love and Protest on Traditional Texts
Matthew H. Fields    Ann Arbor MI
   Three Humanist Hymns
Joshua Fishbein    Rockville MD
   A Prep-School Boy
David S. Foley    Portland OR
Peter Frost    Hawthorne NY
   A Musing Ride
Danny Gray    Briarcliff Manor NY
   Under the Night Sky, Evening Over My City
Gerald Gurss    Charlotte NC
   Blood Upon the Rose
Kathaleen Hancock    Canon City CO
   Hold Onto the Dream (God's Dream)
Paul Hennessee    New York NY
   Moon, O Moon in the Empty Sky
Blake R. Henson    De Pere WI
   August Moonrise 
Ching-chu Hu    Newark OH
Daniel Hughes    Newark CA
   Your Soul Is Song, In Light, Winter Pantoum
Kieun Steve Kim    Silver Spring MD
   She Was a Phantom of Delight
Douglas Knehans    Cincinnati OH
   Missa Brevis
Elise Letourneau    Orleans ON
   Requiem for Fourteen Roses, This is Nothing But thy Love, Sanctus Benedictus, more
Anthony J. Maglione    Kansas City MO
   The Mystic Trumpeter
Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne, Jonathon Welch    Parkville, Australia
   Street Requiem
Timothy Lee Miller    Mahwah NJ
   Jubilate Deo, The Garden of Dreams
Allen Molineux    Dothan AL
   This House of the Lord
John Orfe    Peoria IL
   O Crux, Lincoln's Dream
Rebecca Oswald    Eugene OR 
   selected works
Kurt Sander    Cincinnati OH
   O Gladsome Light
Eric Sawyer    Amherst MA
   Concord Hymn, Anterooms, Three Dickinson Choruses
Katherine Saxon    Santa Barbara CA
   Kubla Khan, Summer Fruits
Nick Vasallo    Eastvale CA
   The Prophecy
Ken Walicki    Fullerton CA
   just like a dream experience, Perdition, Bardo Dancing
Robert Wendel    New York NY
   Holiday Greetings


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 next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: or follow the news on Facebook: or Twitter: "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

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