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 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
"At The American Prize, there is never a set number of finalists in any category or division. We also try hard to not be about "winners" and "losers," but always seek to encourage excellence, creativity and imagination. That is one reason why 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.
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.
DEADLINE APPROACHING: 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.)
(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 extended deadline date of
Monday, July 1, 2019, with extensions available by email request. (email@example.com)
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—professional division,
Chicago Fringe Opera
Ross Crean: The Great God Pan
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
Justin John Moniz
Queen City Opera
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—college/university division, 2018-19
Sean Burton conductor
Sioux City IA
Dido and Aeneas
Arizona State University
Mark Alpizar and Kamna Gupta conductors
Les mamelles de Tiresias
Michigan State University
Hansel & Gretel
University of NC Greensboro
University of Alabama
Jeremy Gill: Letters from Quebec to Providence in the Rain; Handel: Semele
Bob Jones University
Darren P. Lawson
Michael Moore/Jeffery Stegall
Lucia di Lammermoor
Turner-Fischer Center for Opera at LSU
David T. Little: Dog Days
Turner-Fischer Center for Opera at LSU
Baton Rouge LA
The Cunning Little Vixen
UNCSA AJ Fletcher Opera Institute
Constant: Impressions de Pelleas
Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra
Tian Hui Ng
South Hadley MA
Bode Omojola: Irin Ajo
Le Comte Ory
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! Our ensemble has 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 the 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.