Thursday, December 31, 2020

Semi-Finalists: WOMEN in OPERA, 2021

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

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in opera and operetta for 2021, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. 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 this list. 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. Semi-finalist women in art song/oratorio was published separately.

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 

We invite semi-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. 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, professional division (women),  2021

Karen Amlaw     

Westborough  MA

 

Laura Basse     

Helenville  WI

 

Veronica Bell      

Studio City CA

 

Jordan Best      

Felton CA

 

Jessica Arielle Bloch     

Somerville  MA

 

Zarah Brock     

Fredericksburg  VA

 

Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber  

State College   PA

 

Danielle Davis     

Lindenhurst NY 

 

Joanna Ehlers    

IndependenceMO

 

Lauren Frey      

Plainsboro  NJ

 

Chantelle Grant     

Jersey City NJ

 

Carmelita Guse      

Bloomington MN

 

Rachel Eve Holmes    

Atlanta GA

 

Amy Johnson   

Cincinnati  OH 

 

Victoria Korovljev 

Minneapolis MN

 

Sara Lucille Law

Long Island City NY

 

Jacquelyn Matava    

San Antonio TX

 

Jessica Rose Nelson   
Mount Royal NJ

 

Aubrey Odle      

Knoxville   TN

 

Leandra Ramm      

Pittsburg   CA

 

Zoe Vandermeer

West Hartford   CT

 

Camelia Voin      

Loma Linda  CA

 

Mer Wohlgemuth

New York   NY

 

Adriana Zabala    

Orange   CT

 

Melissa Zgouridi  

Salzburg  Austria 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, college/university division (women),  2021

Julia Coelho    

Denton TX

 

Carly Cummings  

Baltimore  MD

 

Clare Demer     

Tucson  AZ

 

Ally  Dunavant  

Franklin TN

 

Kim   Kenny     

Fishers IN

 

Deirdre Lahiff    

Goshen NY

 

Solene Le Van    

Anaheim CA

 

Olivia Prendergast      

Penn Valley PA

 

Alexandra Taylor    

Naples  FL 



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, community division (women),  2021

Kathleen J. Allen     

Hayden CO

 

Rachel Mellman   

Burlingame  CA

 

Mairea Place     

Everett  WA

 

Luisa Kay Reyes     

Tuscaloosa  AL


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We invite semi-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. 

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 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 semi-finalists.

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