Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Semi-finalists: CONDUCTORS (band/wind ensemble), 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in band / wind ensemble divisions. Congratulations!

"Another exciting and competitive field in the college/university division."—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 Conducting—professional and college/university band division, 2018-19

Kaleb Benda
Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic
Oklahoma City OK  

Michael S. Butler
UWSP Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Stevens Point WI  
Daniel Cook
Northwestern University Chamber Ensemble
Evanston IL  
Brian Diller
Tennessee Tech Wind Ensemble
Cookeville TN  
Jack A. Eaddy, Jr.
North Texas Wind Symphony
Denton TX  
Joseph Higgins
Rowan University Wind Ensemble
Glassboro NJ     

Pamornpan Komolpamorn
The University of Texas Wind Ensembles
Austin TX

Matthew C. Morse
Sacramento State Symphony Wind Ensemble
Sacramento CA

Christopher James Nicholas
Chapman Wind Symphony
Orange CA

Devin Otto
University of Wisconsin-Oskosh Wind Ensemble
Oshkosh WI

Dahn T. Pham
Washington-Idaho Symphony Chamber Winds
Moscow ID

Lauren Reynolds
University of Delaware Wind Ensemble
Newark DE  

Joseph P. Scott
University of Maryland Wind Ensemble
College Park MD  
Timothy Shade
Wichita State University Wind Ensemble
Wichita KS  
Shayna Stahl
University of Washington Wind Ensemble
Seattle WA  
David Wacyk
University of Maryland Wind Orchestra
Columbia MD  
Jacob Wallace
SDSU Wind Symphony
Brookings SD     

Chris David Westover
Denison University Wind Ensemble
Granville OH  
Shiree Williams
CCM Wind Orchestra
Cincinnati OH  

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community band division, 2018-19

Curt Ebersole
Westchester Symphonic Winds
Tarrytown NY    
Andrew Pease
Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble
Oneonta NY    
Kimberly Roof
Brooklyn Wind Symphony
Brooklyn NY    
Shayna Stahl
University of Washington Concert Band
Seattle WA    

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—high school band division, 2018-19

Philip Carter
Huntley High School Wind Ensemble
Huntley IL    
Justin Swaim
Wharton High School Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band
Tampa FL  


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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