Monday, January 7, 2019

SEMI-FINALISTS: composers—music for orchestra, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive listing of 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST composers for orchestra in both professional and student divisions, representing many styles and aesthetics. Congratulations!

"Terrific quality and variety."—DK

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.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until the end of the contest year. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

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.

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (professional division), 2018-19

Lee Actor
Monte Sereno CA
Prelude to a Tragedy   
      
Caroline Ahn
Carmel IN
Summer Sketches for Orchestra   
      
Samuel Beebe
Brooklyn NY
The Rest is Silence   
      
Sergio Bernal
Logan UT
Andares  (Trumpet Concerto)
  
Michele Caniato
Watertown MA
Introduzione e Siciliana   
      
Luke Carlson
Hollister MO
Creations   
 
I'lana S. Cotton
Medford OR
Cantus   
      
Arthur Gottschalk
Houston TX
Upon Whose Shoulders We Stand   
      
Arthur Gottschalk
Houston TX
Rocco e Rollo   
    
Saad Haddad
New York NY
Takht   
      
Douglas Hedwig
Chattanooga TN
Movable Borders   
      
John Hennecken
De Pere WI
Symphony for the Garden City   
      
Dorothy Hindman
Miami FL
Setting Century Symphony   
      
Wayne B. Horvitz
Seattle WA
Those Who Remain—Concerto for Orchestra and Improvising Soloist
      
Douglas Knehans
Cincinnati OH
Unfinished Earth   
    
Lawrence R. Mumford
Laguna Niguel CA
THE DAWN WIND   
      
Dan Pinkston
Redding CA
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra   
      
Jakub Polaczyk
Astoria NY
SKYSCRAPING CHACONNE   
      
Walter Saul
Fresno CA
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra   
      
Nan Schwartz
Tarzana CA
Aspirations; Perspectives; Romanza; Angels Among Us   
    
Larry Tuttle
Van Nuys CA
By Steam or by Dream   
  
Larry Tuttle
Van Nuys CA
The Information Age   
      
Meira Warshauer
Columbia SC
Symphony No. 1—Living Breathing Earth 

Nikita Wells
Springfield VA
Two Counts at Stake (Fantasy Overture)

Steven Winteregg
Dayton OH
Resolution   
      
Diane Wittry
Allentown PA
Ode to Joy Fanfare   
      
Tianguang (Stephen) Yang
Los Angeles CA
Heaven Shall Fall, Project Zion, Last Ash…   
        


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division), 2018-19

Keith Allegretti
Austin TX
Ricercar   
    
Ching-Shan Chang
Brooklyn NY
When the Sun Rises   
    
Ching-Shan Chang
Brooklyn NY
In history, in memory   
      
Zach Gulaboff Davis
Salem OR
Groove   
      
Jack Frerer
New York NY
On-Again, Off-Again   
      
Clare Glackin
Santa Fe NM
Archaea   
    
Martin Hebel
Hamden CT
Symphony No. 3  in E Minor: Concert in Three Acts   
      
Maria Kaoutzani
Chicago IL
On the Freedom of the Moon   
      
Bo Li
Kansas City MO
Encirclement   
    
Daniel Morel
Kansas City MO
On peaks and clouds   
      
Patrick O'Malley
Los Angeles CA
Between Two Chasms   
      
Patrick O'Malley
Los Angeles CA
Rest and Restless   
      
Pablo Rubin-Jurado
New York NY
Dark Energy       

Marat Sanatullov
Seward NE
Waiting   
      
Tianyi Wang
Boston MA
Under the Dome   
    
Gu Wei
Baltimore MD
Transience   
      
Xuesi Xu
Urbana IL
The Song of Roland    


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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 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 semi-finalists.

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