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QUICKNOTES: Although The American Prize does not usually provide written evaluations to semi-finalists, some semi-finalist composers will receive in their certificate packets short comments, suggestions or overall impressions made during the judging. We hope they will prove valuable. All finalists receive written evaluations from a member of The American Prize judging panel.
REMINDER: The final postmark deadline for composers to apply for The American Prize, 2018-19, is APRIL 30, 2018. There is no need to email in advance to take advantage of the April date. Please note that although the deadline date on application forms will not be changed, be assured your application will be accepted through the final deadline.
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The American Prize in Composition—Pops/Light Music Division (professional division)
The American Prize winner:
Gregory Yasinitsky Pullman WA
Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Huei Li Lam Brooklyn NY
The Unknown Bell
|Huei Li Lam|
She was later awarded a scholarship to further her studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. With her exceptional musical abilities, she completed her Bachelor of Music with a Five-years Dual Major Degree Program in Performance and Jazz Composition in just 1.5 years. Her accolades include the Global Music Awards (GMA), Young Composer Showcase Winner at the 2017 International Jazz Education Network Conference, and the Finalist of Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composer in 2016.
Delvyn Case Quincy MA