are relaxing requirements in all the composition contests, to make it
easier to apply, including accepting PDFs in place of sending hard
copies of scores. Details on the website soon. www.theamericanprize.org
American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts,
David (Volosin) Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce
FINALIST composers of vocal chamber music for
2019-20 in both student and professional divisions. Congratulations! To
know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be
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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.
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The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the performing arts. The American Prize is unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States at professional, college/university, community and high school levels, based on submitted recordings. Now in its tenth year, The American Prize was founded in 2010 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. Contestants hail from all fifty states, representing literally hundreds of communities and arts organizations across the nation.
Applications for the 2020-21 season of The American Prize contests (our tenth year) are now available on our website: www.theamericanprize.org
NATIONAL FINALISTS The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (professional division), 2019-20
Ralf Yusuf Gawlick
Herzliche Grüsse Bruno~Briefe aus Stalingrad
The Spring and The Fall
First they Came
Timothy Lee Miller
The House With Nobody In It
Woodcliff Lake NJ
The Child in the Hole
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (student division), 2019-20
Two Taylor Songs
Patrick Connor Dittamo
Dysentery; Suicide in the Trenches; Cometh the Night
Ian Evans Guthrie
Where Dreams Come True; Spring; Call to Come; Storm: Nightfall
Dulce et Decorum Est
Hans Bridger Heruth
How do I love thee?
Ocean View DE
Mark Bolan Konigsmark
In to the Light, The Betrayal
Patrick Andrew Thompson
Jersey City NJ
Night, Sleep, and the Stars
Highland Park IL
Not Our Kids: A Fox News Operetta
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