Tuesday, April 17, 2018

FINALISTS: conductors (choral divisions), 2017-18

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2017-18 FINALIST conductors in choral divisions. Congratulations!

Runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when results will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

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: theamericanprize@gmail.com

"At The American Prize, there is never a set number of finalists in any category or division. We also try hard to not be about "winners" and "losers," but always seek to encourage excellence, creativity and imagination. That is one reason why we post the following statement with every finalist listing."—DK

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. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. 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 of the contest year.
We invite 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.

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university chorus division, 2017-18

Lynda R. Hasseler
Capital University Chapel Choir
Columbus OH

Ingrid Lestrud
Holy Cross College Choir
Worcester MA

David Mann
Michigan State University Chamber Choir
East Lansing MI

Catherine Sailer
University of Denver Lamont Chorale
Denver CO

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community chorus division, 2017-18

Kevin Dibble
Chamber Singers of Iowa City
Iowa City IA

Emily Isaacson
Oratorio Chorale
Brunswick ME

Allan Laino
University of Maryland Summer Chorus and Festival Orchestra
College Park

Chris David
Westover Bethel College Philharmonia & Oratorio Chorus
North Newton KS

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—youth/school  chorus division, 2017-18

Jacob Cook
Youth Performing Arts School Chamber Choir
Louisville KY

Andrew Dibble
Indian Springs School Concert Choir
Pelham AL


We invite 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 results 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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