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! 


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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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