Tuesday, January 3, 2017

COMPOSER FINALISTS, 2016: choral music

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST composers of choral music for 2016 in both student and professional divisions. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please "like" our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.

Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement. 

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Composition—Choral (professional division)

 Adrienne Albert    Los Angeles CA

 Jeffrey Bernstein    La Canada/Flintridge CA
    The Human Journey
 Jenni Brandon    Long Beach CA
    We are Joy

 Michael Cox    Fort Worth TX
    Deo Gratias  

 Robert Denham   La Mirada CA
   Under the Shadow (moved from orchestra list to correct category)

 Joshua Fishbein    Rockville MD
    Psalms, Songs, and Blues

Ralf Yusuf Gawlick    Newton MA
    Missa gentis humanae

 Edgar Girtain    Riverdale NJ
    Three Seasons

 Gerald Gurss    Charlotte NC
    Glenda and Lauree—Certain Kinds of Love Never Die

 Daniel Hughes    Newark CA
    Winter Pantoum, Irish Blessing

 Jennifer Jolley    Delaware OH
    Prisoner of Conscience

 Lansing D McLoskey    Miami FL
    […]Qumran Psa[lms…]

 Paul John Rudoi    Minneapolis MN
    Miniyama Nayo; Gamaya

 Karen P Thomas    Seattle WA
    Caritas abundat; Lux Lucis

William Vollinger    Woodcliff Lake NJ
    The Torrent

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Choral (student division)

Yihan Chen    Planifield IN  
    Shui Guang Lian Yan

Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH
    Light and Mystery

 Matthew Recio    Commack NY
    How to Survive Vesuvius; They Say Memories

 Lucas Marshall Smith    Champaign IL
    Lux Aeterna  


We encourage 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.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a 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 winners 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 finalists.

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