Monday, December 14, 2020

Semi-Finalists: INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS, 2021

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

The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST instrumental soloists for 2021. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition 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 Instrumental Performance, 2021, professional division:

Julia Barnett   

La Mesa   CA    

Flute     


Gabriel Beavers   

Miami     FL    

Amplified Bassoon  


Orlando Cela      

Arlington MA    

Flute     


Kai Chen Cheng     

Pingtung  Taiwan

Flute     


David Cook      

Decatur   IL    

Clarinet  


Steven M. Darling   

Martin    TN    

Tuba      


Christopher Dickey    

Pullman   WA    

Tuba      


Chris Gekker    

Bethesda  MD    

Trumpet   


Anita Graef     

Evanston  IL    

Cello     


Zachary Haas      

Hamden    CT    

Bass Trombone  


Cody Hunter    

Hatton    ND    

Bassoon   


Tae Ho Hwang     

Ellicott City   MD    

Saxophone 


Katie Johnson   

Knoxville TN          

Horn      


Jeffrey Kautz     

Dix Hills NY    

Timpani   


Charlene Kluegel   

Wilmette  IL    

Violin    


Ming-Jui Liu       

Arcadia   CA    

Classical Guitar   


Jose Martinez  

Chelva, Spain 

Tuba      


Katie Mess      

Maitland  FL    

Flute     


Eric Millard   

Concord   NC    

Trumpet   


Madalyn Parnas Möller    

Los Angeles CA    

Violin    


Andrew W. Parker    

Stillwater OK    

Oboe      


Jennifer Piper     

Fort Wayne IN    

Flute     


William Popp      

Loveland  CO   

Accordion


Scott Roeder    

Edinburg  TX    

Tuba      


Sengthian Kyndra Sisayaket 

East Lansing MI    

Horn      


Yi Qun Xu        

New York  NY    

Cello     


Brian Zator     

Royse City TX    

Marimba



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

James Brinkmann 

East Lansing  MI     

Flute     


Lethicia Caravello 

Brighton  MA     

Harp      


Yu-Ting Cheng     

Forest Hills  NY     

Clarinet  


Sydney Ebersohl  

Vienna    VA     

Violin    


Emily Loh       

Wheeling  WV     

Flute     


Mitchell Luttermoser    

Canton    MI       

Saxophone

 

Juan Carlos Narvaez   

Elizabeth NJ     

Flute     


Ethan Nylander  

Townsend  DE     

Flute     


Sophia Oehlers   

Collingswood  NJ     

Oboe      


Marisa Sardo     

Lake Bluff IL     

Classical Guitar   


Alisa Smith     

Jamestown RI     

Flute     


Yidi  Song      

Rochester NY     

Flute  



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

Athina Chen      

Palo Alto CA     

Violin    


Daniel Ethan Gliksberg 

Newton    MA     

Alto Saxophone 


Luke  Henderson 

Raleigh   NC     

Violin    


Veronica Li        

Princeton NJ     

Clarinet  


Lauren Swain     

Needmore  PA     

Harp      


Eiline Tai     

Irvine  CA     

Cello     


Fiona Faye Tsang     

San Jose  CA     

Cello     


Xandro Xu        

Phoenixville  PA     

Clarinet   

   


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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! I've 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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