Monday, January 20, 2020

Semi-finalist CONDUCTORS (opera), 2019-20

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, chief judge, is pleased to announce 2019-20 NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST conductors in opera divisions. Congratulations!

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.


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—professional opera division, 2019-20

Walter Morales              
Pittsburgh Festival Opera
Pittsburgh  PA
The Valkyrie, Das Rheingold    

Eric Peterson             
Savoynet Performing Group            
Harrogate UK
Patience

Isaac Selya                
Queen City Opera 
Cincinnati   OH
Iolanta      

Michael Shane Wittenburg           
National Theater of Opera and Ballet 
Constanta   Romania
Turandot

NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university opera division, 2019-20

Tyson Deaton               
Texas Christian University Opera Studio          
Fort Worth  TX
Falstaff      

Peter Perret            
University of North Carolina—Greensboro                
Greensboro  NC
Falstaff

Matthew Mailman              
Bass School of Music—Oklahoma City University  
Oklahoma City  OK
Cendrillon        

Kirk Severtson            
The Crane School of Music—SUNY       
Potsdam NY
MAYO (Cipullo)

Margaret Vignola             
Purchase Opera—SUNY             
Purchase  NY       
Hugh Murphy, conductor 
Confession, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi          




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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 in 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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