Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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

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

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


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 


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





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



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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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