Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Semi-finalists: BANDS / WIND ENSEMBLES, 2019-20


The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST bands/wind ensembles for 2019-20. 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.


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—college/university division,  2019-20

NEC Symphonic Winds
William Drury                
Boston   MA                  

Texas A&M Kingsville Wind Symphony  
Scott Jones               
Kingsville  TX                  

Liberty University Wind Symphony     
Dr. Stephen Kerr
Lynchburg  VA                  

UNLV Wind Orchestra
Thomas G. Leslie
Las Vegas  NV                  

William & Mary Wind Ensemble         
Richard Marcus               
Williamsburg VA                  

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Wind Orchestra     
Devin Otto
Oshkosh  WI                  

University of Delaware Wind Ensemble      
Lauren Reynolds             
Newark   DE                  


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community division, 2019-20

The Allentown Band 
Ronald Demkee      
Allentown  PA

Boulder Concert Band
Marilyn R. Kroner               
Boulder  CO

Connecticut Flute Orchestra          
Nadya Potemkina            
Middletown  CT



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—high school division, 2019-20

Cuthbertson Blue Note Winds         
Todd Ebert                
Waxhaw   NC                   

James Bowie Wind Symphony            
Rumaldo Solis                
Arlington TX                   

Rivera Wind Ensemble
Alex R. Torres               
Brownsville  TX                 


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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! Our ensemble has 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 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 semi-finalists.


  

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