Friday, January 29, 2021

CONTEST UPDATE: Fri, Jan 29, 2021


The American Prize UPDATE

January 29, 2021


Semi-finalist announcements upcoming:


SEMI-FINALISTS:

The American Prize in Composition (orchestra music):

Tues, Feb 2, 2021 at 5pm (EST) on our blog: 

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com


SEMI-FINALISTS:

The American Prize in Composition (choral music):

Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 5pm (EST) on our blog: 

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com


One more composition semi-finalist category remains to be announced next before we move on to conductors, directors, ensembles, American music, and start to announce finalists in contests where semi-finalists have already been announced. 


***


2021 SEMI-FINALISTS announced thus far (on blog):


Instrumental Soloists:

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/12/semi-finalists-instrumental-soloists.html


Chamber Music Ensembles:

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/12/semi-finalists-american-prize-in.html


Piano Soloists:

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/12/semi-finalists-piano-soloists-2021.html


Piano Concerto (Lorin Hollander Award):

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/12/semi-finalists-piano-concerto-lorin.html


VOICE (Schorr Awards):

Men in Opera:

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/12/semi-finalists-men-in-opera-2021.html


Women in Opera:

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/12/semi-finalists-women-in-opera-2021.html


Men in Art Song:

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/12/semi-finalists-men-in-art-song-2021.html


Women in Art Song:

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/01/semi-finalists-women-in-art-song.html


COMPOSITION:


Pops/light Music:

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/01/semi-finalists-composers-popslight.html


Opera/Theater/Dance/Film:

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/01/semi-finalists-composers.html


Vocal Chamber Music:

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/01/semi-finalist-composers-vocal-chamber.html


Band/Wind Ensemble:

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/01/semi-finalists-composers-bandwind.html


Find complete 2020 WINNER LINKS here:

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-american-prize-winning-links-all.html


LAST CHANCE to sign-up up for E-NEWSLETTER before next issue:

https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001KYrzQAAWKXnHlI8dcIxB7Km6UQHzSFgwMLc5H8lbrJAmNz4R43FN0kml65IWEnelrWugoo28hj9uuI7mS4Rlpw%3D%3D


We wish all our contestants, laureates, friends, and judges, safety and health during this difficult time. 

—The American Prize Team

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (band/wind ensemble division), 2021

The American Prize wishes everyone safety and health during this difficult time. 


This listing was revised 3/5/21 to move a contestant to the correct category.—DK

The American Prize is honored to announce 2021 SEMI-FINALIST composers for band / wind ensemble in both professional and student divisions. Congratulations!


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.

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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Band / Wind Ensemble (professional division), 2021

David Avshalomov

Santa Monica CA

Fire Banshee, Rain Dances 


Brian Baumbusch 

Alameda CA

Isotropes 

 

BJ Brooks

Canyon TX

Symphony No. 3


Augusta Cecconi-Bates 

Cape Vincent NY

PASTICCIO 


Hung-Ping Chang 

Jersey City NJ

Mulan Fantaise


Roger Cichy 

Scituate RI

Windsicle 


Shawn W Davern

Syracuse NY

An Elegant Sufficiency

 

Robert Denham

La Mirada CA

Echoes from Tilden


Gregory Fritze

Daytona Beach Shores FL

Phoenix; Variations on a Canarian Hymn


Jeffrey Hoover

Sacramento CA

The Gates of Madrid 


Derek M. Jenkins 

Jonesboro  AR

Rock Bottom 


Kyle Kindred 

Humble TX

Symphony No. 1—The Remnant


Heather Ellis Koehn 

Tulsa OK 

36 Blocks 

 

Andrew E. Lawson

White House TN

Fantasia Espanola 


Edward David Messerschmidt 

Poughkeepsie NY

Symphony for Band: Beyond the Elusive Dream 


Cooper Minnis

St. Louis MO

For a Lady

 

Allen Molineux

Dothan AL

Tears of Ramah

 

Andrew David Perkins 

Fenton MI

CLUTCH: Fanfare for Concert Band


Josh Rodriguez

Riverside CA

Tikal 


Onsby C. Rose

Sioux Center IA

Symphony No. 1 "Heroes" 

 

Brian Schappals 

Seattle WA

light...pale and angered


Andrew Sigler

Knoxville TN

Big Bad Mr. Smart 


Erich Stem

Louisville KY

Firefly 


Larry Tuttle

Van Nuys CA

To A Lost World 


Kevin Wilt

Coconut Creek FL

Imagined Adventures: March of the West River, River of Grass





NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Band / Wind Ensemble (student division), 2021

Daniel J. Armistead

Newark  DE  

Perpetual Ascent


Jacob Beranek  

Oconomowoc WI  

Pamatnik: Memorial for Wind Ensemble 

 

Andrew Faulkenberry

Spotswood  NJ  

Symphony No. 1  


Stephen Ryan Jackson  

Medford MA  

asphyxiating sky


Tyler Jones 

Tuscaloosa AL  

Dancing out of the Earth 


Louis A. Josephson

West Windsor  NJ  

struts and ruts; Protest Piece; Elegy for a Classmate  

 

Jorge Machain  

Henderson  NV  

The Espresso Express:  A Drum Set Concerto 


Joseph Marta 

Scotch Plains NJ  

The Lost City of Derinkuyu  


Miguel Menendez-Pidal 

Austin  TX  

As Truth Appears


Dustin Schulze  

San AntonioTX  

Shades of Glass 


Chris Shelton  

Windermere FL  

Game Day! 


Eli Stewart  

Madison AL  

The Magi  


Adric Williams 

Chandler AZ  

The Pale Blue Dot



*** 

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.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (vocal chamber music), 2021

The American Prize wishes everyone safety and health during this difficult time.

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David (Volosin) Katz, founder and chief judge, is honored to announce an extensive list of 2021 SEMI-FINALIST composers of vocal chamber music, in professional and student divisions. Congratulations!

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.

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 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.

NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (professional division), 2021

Lori F. Ardovino

Alabaster. AL

Letters; Nonsense Songs


Julian David Bryson

Jacksonville FL

If I can...

 

Joshua Burel 

Huntsville AL

Blue Means Water


Curt Cacioppo

Orleans. MA

I, madly struggling, cry


Oliver Caplan

Medford MA

The Big Deception 


Jerry Casey 

Naples FL

Bird Raptures 


Shawn Crouch

Pembroke Pines FL

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird 


Megan DiGeorgio 

Hyattsville MD

I'm Terrified 


Duilio A. Dobrin

Cavendish VT

Three Hebrew Songs


Otter Dreaming

Decorah IA

Small Adventures- Inuit poems 


Emerson Eads

Minot ND

The Gleaners


Gregory Thomas Glancey 

Winchester MA

From the Four Winds 


Edith Hemenway

Providence RI

A Child's Garden of Verses


Jeffrey Hoover

Sacramento CA

Transcendence 


Ryan Kelly 

Broomall PA

Friendship


Anne C. Kilstofte 

Surprise AZ

Songs of the Night Wind 


Leonardo Le San

Philadelphia PA

Blessed are the Poor; Angelus Domini


Colin Martin

Albuquerque NM

Stranded: A Sole Space Opera


Jan Mittelstaedt

Portland OR

Songs of Silent Sorrow: Shock., Shame., Standing Tall


Sheli Nan 

Berkeley CA

Sarah and Hagar- The Reconciliation of the Jewish Mother the Arab Mother


Bryan Page

Dallas TX

The Edith Poems 


Leah Reid

Woburn MA

Apple; Single Fish


Benjamin Shaw

Newport RI

Into My Own 

 

Robert Anton Strobel 

Elizabeth CO

Spells for the Afterlife


Kyle Vanderburg

Fargo ND

The Notes Between The Notes 


Patricia Wallinga

San Francisco CA

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 


Stephen Yarbrough 

Vermillion SD

All of the Hidden Stars




NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Vocal Chamber Music (student division), 2021

June Young Kim 

Roslyn NY

Yeomwon


Evgeniya (Jane) Kozhevnikova

Kalamazoo MI

I Shall Go Back Again; I Know I am but Summer to Your Heart; Pity Me Not; I Looked in My Heart 


Alan Mackwell

Boston MA

Four Short Songs 


Luis McDougal

McAllen TX

The Bells


Deovides A. Reyes III 

Saint Meinrad IN

Montage; Vigil for the Naked Skydiver


Aletta Steynberg 

Boston MA

Astrak Somer Son; Waatlemoen & Wrede Landskap 

 

Ian Wiese 

Closter NJ

Aus Liebe


Christina Xiao

Lexington MA

Approaching The End 



*** 

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. 

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.



Thursday, January 21, 2021

CONTEST UPDATE: January 22, 2021

The American Prize UPDATE
January 21, 2021
Semi-finalist announcements:

SEMI-FINALISTS:
The American Prize in Composition (vocal chamber music):
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5pm (EST) on our blog:

SEMI-FINALISTS:
The American Prize in Composition (band/wind ensemble):
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5pm (EST) on our blog:

More composition semi-finalists will be announced next week before we move on to conductors, directors, ensembles, American music, and begin to announce finalists in contests where semi-finalists have already been announced.
We wish all our contestants, laureates, friends, and judges, safety and health during this difficult time.
—The American Prize Team


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (opera/theater/film/dance), 2021

The American Prize wishes everyone safety and health during this difficult time.

This listing was revised on 2/11/21 to move a contestant to the correct category.—DK

The American Prize is honored to announce SEMI-FINALIST composers in the OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE divisions, 2021. Congratulations!

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.

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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, professional division, 2021

Joey Bargsten   

Hollywood    FL        

MelanchoLalaland        

        

Clint Borzoni    

Long Island City   NY        

When Adonis Calls       

              

Otter Dreaming   

Decorah      IA        

Waiting for In        

         

Bruno C. Faria      

Jamaica Plain  MA        

Voices Followed: The Illumination of Joan of Arc          

        

Alden Jenks      

Oakland      CA        

Afterworld              

        

Eva Conley Kendrick   

Millis   MA        

Emily  

        

Douglas Knehans    

Cincinnati   OH        

Backwards from Winter   

        

Steven Mark Kohn       

Chagrin Falls   OH        

The Trial of Susan B. Anthony            

        

Alla Pavlova    

Huntington   NY        

Thumbelina Ballet Suite 

        

Dave Ragland    

Nashville    TN        

One Vote Won            

        

Kyle Simpson    

Washington   PA        

Kingdom of the Fairies  

        

Kyle Simpson    

Washington   PA        

Trip to the Moon        

        

Dawn Lenore Sonntag    

Olympia      WA        

Verlorene Heimat (Lost Homeland)        

        

Judith Lynn Stillman   

Providence   RI        

Beneath A Silent Blue Sky                

        

Judith Lynn Stillman   

Providence   RI        

Essential Business      

        

William Vollinger  

Woodcliff Lake  NJ        

Now Shall My Head Be Lifted Up Above my Enemies           

        

Hsin-Hua Wang       

Los Angeles  CA        

Bacchus

         

Amir Zaheri     

Tuscaloosa   AL        

May I Take Your Picture?  (Film)          

         

Amir Zaheri     

Tuscaloosa   AL        

The Flow of Boats    

  


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, student division, 2021

Steven Crino      

Moorestown   NJ        

Tomb of Beauty 


Daniel Ruffing    

Norwalk      OH        

Here, Run 


Nathaniel Trost      

Tuscaloosa   AL        

Like It or Not, It's Going to Happen   




*** 

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.


Friday, January 15, 2021

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (pops/light music), 2021

The American Prize wishes everyone safety and health during this difficult time.   


The American Prize is pleased to announce 2021 SEMI-FINALIST composers in the pops / light music division. Congratulations!

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.

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.


NATIONAL Semi-finalists: The American Prize in Composition—Pops / Light Music, 2021, professional division

Aaron Alter      

Carlsbad     CA        

Lo Lanu Ha-Shem    

      

Michael Deak       

Gig Harbor   WA        

Four Elegiac Songs in the Time of Covid    

      

Wallace DePue Sr.  

Bowling Green. OH        

Old Time Religion  

      

Otter Dreaming   

Decorah      IA        

The Darkest Night  

      

Ben Goldberg   

Brooklyn     NY        

American Frontier  

      

Ian Evans Guthrie    

Tallahassee  FL        

Treacherous Tepuy  

      

Edward David Messerschmidt     

Poughkeepsie NY        

The Source Revisited     

      

Molly Monahan    

San Francisco. CA        

Songs for Joao   

      

Joseph T. Spaniola   

Pensacola    FL        

Lincoln's Lamp     

      

Steven Winteregg  

Dayton. OH        

Danzas   


NATIONAL Semi-finalists: The American Prize in Composition—Pops / Light Music, 2021, student division

John Baxter     

Miami   FL        

Through it All

      

Krishna Mandal     

Benicia     CA        

Expedition Suite     

      

Mike Mechem     

Las Vegas   NV        

Dedication Suite   

      

Vaibhav Mohanty    

Charleston   SC        

Verve Street  

      

Wai Leung William So         

Kennedy Town Hong Kong 

This Way, Santa! 


*** 

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.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

CONTEST UPDATE: January 14, 2021

The American Prize UPDATE

January 14, 2021

SEMI-FINALISTS:

The American Prize in Composition 

(pops/light music division):

Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5pm (EST) on our blog: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com

SEMI-FINALISTS:

The American Prize in Composition 

(opera/theater/film/dance division):

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5pm (EST) on our blog: 

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com

More composition semi-finalists will be announced next week.

Find complete 2020 WINNER LINKS here: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/.../the-american...

Sign up for E-NEWSLETTER here: 

https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001KYrzQAAWKXnHlI8dcIxB7Km6UQHzSFgwMLc5H8lbrJAmNz4R43FN0kml65IWEnelrWugoo28hj9uuI7mS4Rlpw%3D%3D


We wish all our contestants, laureates, friends, and judges, safety and health during this difficult time. 

—The American Prize Team