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 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
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.
REMINDER: TWO EXTENDED DEADLINES—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 extended deadline date of Monday, July 1, 2019. Applications 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 Conducting—professional orchestra division, 2018-19
Massapequa Philharmonic / Park Ave. Chamber Symphony
New York NY
Changsha Hunan Province China
San Francisco CA
Macon Symphony Orchestra
Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
Zlin Czech Republic
Jordan Randall Smith
Symphony Number One
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university orchestra division, 2018-19
West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra
Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra
Oklahoma City OK
Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
OSU Symphony Orchestra
Susquehanna University Orchestra
University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
Tara Villa Keith
Davidson College Symphony Orchestra
The University of Vermont Symphony Orchestra
San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra
San Francisco CA
University of Washington Symphony Orchestra
Music School Festival Orchestra
University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community orchestra division, 2018-19
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra
Lake Geneva WI
The Chelsea Symphony
New York NY
Baytown Symphony Orchestra
Austin Civic Orchestra
Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—youth & school orchestra division, 2018-19
YPO Festival Orchestra
San Diego CA
Houston Youth Symphony Philharmonia
Houston Youth Symphony
Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra
Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra/Greenville County Youth Orchestra
Albuquerque Youth Symphony
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.