Friday, September 1, 2017

SEMI-FINALISTS: instrumental soloists, 2017-18

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST instrumental soloists for 2017-18. Congratulations! As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. 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.

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. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until complete results in the contest are announced officially. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email:

The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, professional division:

Orlando Cela   Arlington MA, flute
Elena Korableva   Brighton MA, cello
Brittany Lasch   Brighton MA, trombone
Christopher Nichols   Newark DE, clarinet
Sean Osborn   Shoreline WA, clarinet
Colleen Phelps   Nashville TN, percussion
Benjamin Scott   Philadelphia PA, violin
Kumiko Shimizu   Cleveland MS, collaborative piano
Alina Windell   Auburn AL, flute

The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, college/university division:

Micheal Barnes   Cincinnati OH, percussion
Rebecca Bressanelli   Iowa City IA, violin
Gabrielle Chou   Pembroke Pines FL, violin
David John Davani   Sea Cliff NY, clarinet
Christopher Lowry   Antioch TN, viola
Ava Oaxaca   Arlington VA, saxophone
Noemie Raymond-Friset   Brighton NY, cello
Angela Reynolds   Clarksville TN, flute

The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, high school division:

Ryan Har   Palo Alto CA, cello
Samuel Perlman   Highland Park IL, clarinet


Semi-finalists: make the most of your selection by announcing it on your facebook page, tweet the news, and include a link to this announcement on your 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 later this year. 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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