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 instrumental chamber music for
2019-20 in the student division. (Professional division finalists will be announced tomorrow.) Congratulations! To
know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be
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American Prize never designates a set number of finalists: the quality of the candidates' work directly
influences that outcome. We also try hard not to be about "winners" and
"losers," but always seek to encourage excellence, creativity and
imagination—one reason 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.
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,
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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. A sample announcement may be
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NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Instrumental Chamber Music (student division), 2020
Shelby Rawlings Blalock
Stella Gitelman Willoughby
Led, a Trio for alto flute, vibraphone and violin
Joseph Foster Harkins
Mountain Streams of Consciousness
Hans Bridger Heruth
In the Shadow of the Moon
Ocean View DE
Ghost-light; The Sun Rising
Elisa K. Johnson
Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks
Mirror of the Sunshine, op. 3
Trio for Trumpet, Violin and Piano
String Quarter no. 1
North Truro MA
Patrick Andrew Thompson
Jersey City NJ
Highland Park IL
Ripples in Infinity
Foo Jeng Wong
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announcing it on social media, and including a
link to this announcement on
their website or blog.
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will be announcing winners in my division soon. You can learn
more about this prestigious national competition here:
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Congratulations to all finalists.