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"Much fine music is various genres and styles, each advanced on its
merits. We hope to give more than one prize this year in the professional division, organizing the
finalists into smaller categories. The
American Prize never designates a set number of finalists: the quality of the candidates' work directly
influences that outcome. We also try hard not to be about "winners" and
"losers," but always seek to encourage excellence, creativity and
imagination—one reason 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
REMINDER: Because of many requests from artists with late spring and early summer performances, The American Prize 2019-20
will accept applications from CLASSICAL VOCALISTS, PIANISTS, CHAMBER
ENSEMBLES and INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS postmarked or emailed by the new
deadline date of Monday, July 1, 2019.
from COMPOSERS, CONDUCTORS, STAGE DIRECTORS, CONDUCTED ENSEMBLES, ARTS
MARKETERS and in the performance of American Music (BACON AWARD) will be accepted until Monday, August 5, 2019.
(Please note that although the dates on the application forms may not
be changed, rest assured that your materials will be accepted if sent by
the new deadline dates in the respective contest areas.)
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Instrumental Chamber Music (professional division), 2018-19
Chris Holly Aa
Awakening, Bloody Tiananmen, Rise Up!
The Heaven's Hundred
The Air of Other Planets: Variations on a theme by Arnold Schoenberg
Leonard V. Ball Jr.
ice crystals—lava flows
Forest Hills NY
Running Towards Empty
Robert J. Bradshaw
The Cost of Compassion
Rodrigo Bussad Cesar
Jun Yi Chow
Mountain View CA
The Dancing Ghost Lady of Coal Canyon
Cleveland Heights OH
Dante De Silva
La Mirada CA
Winds for Change; When the Spirit Catches You…
Santa Monica CA
Benny, Zoot and Teddy
Samuel A. Livingston
Call to the Mountains
Jonathan B. McNair
Lawrence R. Mumford
Laguna Niguel CA
Secret Atop the Bluff
Trio No. 2
Joseph T. Spaniola
Robert Scott Thompson
Saint Louis MO
Suite a l'antique
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Instrumental Chamber Music (student division), 2018-19
Kansas City MO
San Diego CA
Josiah Tayag Catalan
In The Heart of the Earth
Stella G. Gitelman Willoughby
Joseph Foster Harkins
Piano Sonatina No. 2
Weather String Quartet: Transformation of a Caterpillar
New York NY
Acts of Remembrance
Chestnut Hill MA
Austin C. Smith
String Quartet No. 2
An Integrity of Clouds
Bowling Green OH
Life Words amid corruption
We encourage 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:
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 winners 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.