Friday, December 4, 2020

Semi-Finalists: CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE, 2021

The American Prize wishes all our laureates, contestants, judges and friends safety and health during this extraordinarily difficult time.

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, chief judge, is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST chamber ensembles for 2021. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. In certain cases, The American Prize may have moved an auditioning ensemble to a more appropriate category.)


As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. 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. 

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. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.

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

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2021, professional division:

Duo Flautas Frescas        

Julia Barnett   

La Mesa  CA       

     

TVMF Woodwind Quintet      

Gabriel Beavers   

Miami FL       

      

Favonian Winds             

Dominique Bellon    

Richmond KY       

      

Transept Consort           

Timothy Campbell  

Sioux Falls SD       

      

Pure Winds   

Dominic Hayes     

Byron MI       

      

Trio Village 

Rebecca Johnson   

Urbana IL       

      

Serenade Duo 

Michelle LaPorte   

Saint James NY       

      

Ensemble for These Times   

Nanette McGuinness

San Francisco CA       

      

Bluestem Blaze             

Andrew W. Parker    

Stillwater OK       

       

Fenglire

Ashley Rollins   

McKinney TX



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2021, college/university division:

Solideo Quartet                         

Heather Beckman                    

Miami FL        


Aether Quartet              

Jacey Crayton    

Chambersburg PA        


Robert Owens Ensemble       

Stacie Haneline   

Omaha NE        

      

Duo Passio                  

Hsuan Lee        

Foxborough MA        

        

Azure Duo                   

Hsuan Lee        

Stony Brook NY        

         

Helios                   

Bonson Lee        

Tempe AZ        

        

Column                      

Elisheva Pront      

Madison WI        

         

Sequoia Reed Quintet        

Harrison Short      

North Platte NE        

        

Texas A&M University

Commerce Percussion          

Brian  Zator      

Royse City TX  


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2021, high school division:

Cuthbertson HS Chamber Winds                 

Todd Ebert    

Waxhaw NC       

      

Annabel & Harriet Gensler 

Annabel & Harriet Gensler  

San Jose CA       


The Phillips Trio         

Douglas R.Henderson

Raleigh NC       


Cadenza Trio              

Emma Kim      

Pittsburgh PA       


MU Quartet                

Youngho Park     

Paramus NJ       

      

Quantum Quartet           

Mark Smith    

Carrollton TX       

       

GGFF Duo                  

Angela Tsang    

San Jose CA  



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Semi-finalists: make the most of your selection by announcing it on your facebook page, tweet the news, and include a link to this announcement on your website or blog. 

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! Our ensemble 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 the new year. 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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