The American Prize wishes everyone safety and health during this difficult time.
American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts,
David (Volosin) Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce
NATIONAL FINALISTS in opera performance for
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
(REMINDER: Because of the current national and international situation, many rules have been changed and requirements eased to make it easier to apply for The American Prize 2020-21, In addition, we will accept applications from CLASSICAL VOCALISTS, PIANISTS, CHAMBER ENSEMBLES and INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS postmarked or emailed by the new extended deadline date of Monday, June 23, 2020. Applications from COMPOSERS, CONDUCTORS, STAGE DIRECTORS, CONDUCTED ENSEMBLES, ARTS MARKETERS and in the performance of American Music (BACON AWARD) will be accepted until Monday, July 20, 2020. Visit theamericanprize.org for complete contest information.
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—professional division, 2019-20
Rachel M. Harris
Queen City Opera
Pacific Opera Project
Los Angeles CA
Madame Butterfly / Magic Flute
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—college/university division, 2019-20
Arizona State University Music Theatre
University of Missouri Rachel M. Harris
Kansas City MO
La Finta Giardiniera
University of NC at Greensboro David Holley
University of Colorado
Turner-Fischer Center for Opera at
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge LA
Elizabeth Cree (Puts)
Moores Opera Center
University of Houston
School for Scandal (Nelson / Ross)
The Crane School of Music
Jacque Trussel, director / Margaret Vignola, assistant director
Hugh Murphy, conductor
Confession / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi
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:
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.