Sunday, January 20, 2019

SEMI-FINALISTS: composers—vocal chamber music, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST composers of vocal chamber music, in professional and student divisions. Congratulations!

"Again, stunning displays of talent and creativity in a large field."

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—Vocal Chamber Music (professional division), 2018-19

John G. Bilotta
Concord CA
The League of Minor Characters    
   
Suzy Born
Highland Park IL
Contemplations on Life and Love    
   
Curtis Bryant
Union City GA
Letters from Jack    
  
Brian Ciach
Mountain View CA
Molna Elegy    
  
Robert Denham
La Mirada CA
Sutter Creek    
  
David Feurzeig
Huntington VT
Lingua Franca    
  
Brian T. Field
Fairfield CT
Tres Canciones de Amor       

Heather Gilligan
Keene NH
Battlegrounds    
   
Dorothy Hindman
Miami FL
The Pillow Book    
  
Derek M. Jenkins
Jonesboro AR
Unfinished List of the Things I Love    
   
Alden Jenks
Oakland CA
Two songs from "Time Suite"; "Shadow Publishing Company" from Ghost Songs    
   
Brendan McConville
Knoxville TN
Quattro Canzoni da La Pioggia nel Pineto    
   
Jonathan B. McNair
Chattanooga TN
Like a Breath in a Bubble, Spinning    
   
Patrice Michaels
Chicago IL
THE LONGVIEW: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg    
  
Moshe Shulman
Buffalo NY
Seven Prophetesses        

Lauren Spavelko
Pickerington OH
Baby Book    
   
Judith Lynn Stillman
Providence RI
Poet As Immortal Bird    
   
Ingrid Stolzel
Lawrence KS
The Gorgeous Nothings    
  
William Vollinger
Woodcliff Lake NJ
God's Optimism    

Ruth Weber
Escondido CA  
Songs of an Immigrant
 
Jeff Winslow
Portland OR
When You Are Old    
   
Stephen Yarbrough
Vermillion SD
Kenyon Songs: Seven Poems of Jane Kenyon    



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

Ching-Shan Chang
Brooklyn NY
Five Miniatures        

Zach Gulaboff Davis
Salem OR
Opaque Etchings        

Maria Kaoutzani
Chicago IL
toward the light    
  
Erika Meyer
Mill Creek WA
Demain, des l'aube; Soleils couchants VI    
   
William F. Montgomery
Baton Rouge LA
The Child Born; The Witch has Told You a Story; Changing Weather Patterns    

Pablo Rubin-Jurado
New York NY
I am thy Father's Spirit; The Gardener    
   
Marat Sanatullov
Seward NE
Four Russian Lyrics   

Julia Seeholzer
Santa Monica CA
Portraits of Disquiet       

Joseph Sowa
Simsbury CT
Blossom Music       

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We invite semi-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 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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