Friday, February 26, 2021

Semi-finalists: CONDUCTORS (choral music), 2021

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

The American Prize, David Volosin Katz founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce 2021 NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST conductors in choral 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 Conducting—professional division, 2021

Jon L. Culpepper   

Dallas Chamber Choir 

Dallas  TX    


Benedict Sheehan     

The Saint Tikhon Choir     

Waymart PA    


Dan Wells

Voices in the Woods

Jenkintown   PA


Nathan Zullinger   

Viva Voce Chamber Singers  

Haverford     PA




NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university division, 2021

Francis Cathlina    

UNT Men's Chorus     

Denton  TX   


Warren Cook

Bob Jones University Choirs and Orchestra   

Greenville    SC


Maria Hagan 

University Chorale at Indiana University   

Bloomington   IN   


Brandon Hollihan    

Concordia—Sacred Music at Notre Dame  

Notre Dame    IN   


Jeremy D. Jones 

Miami University Men's Glee Club

Oxford  OH


Catherine Sailer

University of Denver Lamont Chorale   

Denver  CO   


Jennifer Sengin

Georgia State University Women's Chorus     

Atlanta  GA   




NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community division, 2021

Ryan Brandau     

Princeton Pro Musica, Westminster Kantorei   

New York  NY  


Rachel Carlson     

Six Degree Singers   

Silver Spring MD  


Tom Trenney     

Plymouth Choir/ Cantorei   

Lincoln NE  


Lisa Graham 

Metropolitan Chorale 

Brookline     MA   


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—high school division, 2021

Mark Lawley          

Willard HS Chamber Choir                                     

Willard           MO        


Connor Scott           

Parkway South High School Choirs                             

Manchester        MO          


McKenna  Stenson         

Chamber Ensemble                                             

Manassas      VA         


Matthew Swope           

Winter Park HS Choirs                                        

Winter Park     FL



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Congratulations!

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, February 25, 2021

Finalists: MEN in ART SONG & ORATORIO—The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards, 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 pleased to announce FINALIST men in art song and oratorio for 2021, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years.  

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

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 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.

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the musical and theater arts. The American Prize is unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States at professional, college/university, community and high school levels, based on submitted recordings. Now in its eleventh year, The American Prize was founded in 2010 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. Contestants hail from all fifty states, representing literally hundreds of communities and arts organizations across the nation. 


NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (men),  2021

Jordan Davidson                    

Woodbridge VA                           


Michael McAvoy                      

Astoria NY                           


Ryan Townsend Strand                      

Chicago IL   

    



NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (men),  2021

Trevor Brown                       

Wilton CT                 


Harrison Heard                       

Golden Valley MN                 


Morgan Manifacier                  

Setauket  NY                




NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2021

Adam Duffy                       

Meadville PA     

   

Henry Hsiao                       

Princeton NJ    

 

Alistair Lam                         

Lawrenceville NJ     


*** 

We encourage 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 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 winners 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 finalists.



Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Finalists: MEN in OPERA—The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards, 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 pleased to announce FINALIST men in opera and operetta for 2021, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please "like" our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years.  

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

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 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.

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the musical and theater arts. The American Prize is unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States at professional, college/university, community and high school levels, based on submitted recordings. Now in its eleventh year, The American Prize was founded in 2010 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. Contestants hail from all fifty states, representing literally hundreds of communities and arts organizations across the nation. 


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

Matteo Adams                      

New York  NY


Jordan Davidson                    

Woodbridge  VA        


Albert Niedel                      

Gaithersburg  MD        


Wayd Odle                        

Knoxville  TN

                 

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

Ryne Olson                      

Lacey  WA


Eric Partridge                  

Seattle  WA 




*** 

We encourage 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 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 winners 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 finalists. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

CONTEST UPDATE: February 23, 2021


FINALIST announcement:

The American Prize in Vocal Performance (men in opera), The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards, 2021

Weds, Feb 24, 2021 at 5pm EST on our blog


FINALIST announcement:

The American Prize in Vocal Performance (men in art song), The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards, 2021

Thurs, Feb 25, 2021 at 5pm EST on our blog


SEMI-FINALIST announcement:

The American Prize in Conducting (choral division), 2021

Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 5pm EST on our blog


SEMI-FINALIST announcement:

The American Prize in Conducting (band/wind ensemble division), 2021

Fri, Feb 17, 2021 at 5pm EST on our blog


BLOG: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com


Congratulations! 

Additional finalist and semi-finalist announcements in preparation. 


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Links to lists of semi-finalist COMPOSERS in all divisions may now be found here:


https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/02/semi-finalists-composers-links-to.html


***


Find complete 2020 WINNER LINKS here:

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


***


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


—The American Prize Team 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Semi-finalists: CONDUCTORS (opera), 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, chief judge, is pleased to announce 2021 NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST conductors in opera 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.


NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting (opera division), 2021

Christian Elser 

Glow Lyric Theatre 

Greenville    SC     

The Crucible


Erica Kyree Glenn 

Female Voices in Opera   

Tempe   AZ     

The Heart of Oksana—Stefania Turkevych


Ho-Yin Kwok  

University of Minnesota  

Minneapolis   MN     

La Tragedie de Carmen / La Boheme   


Michael Moore 

Bob Jones University     

Greenville    SC     

Cosi fan Tutte   


Hugh Murphy     

SUNY Purchase Opera 

Purchase NY     

Dido & Aeneas


Keun Oh    

University of Arizona Opera 

Tucson  AZ     

The Medium 


Michael  Sakir 

Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival   

Brevard NC     

Die Fledermaus   




*** 

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 in 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, February 18, 2021

Semi-finalists: CONDUCTORS (musical theater), 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, chief judge, is pleased to announce 2021 NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST conductors in musical theater. 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 Conducting—musical theater division, 2021

Lisa LeMay            

San Diego Repertory Theatre

School for Creative and Performing Arts                         

San Diego           CA           

EVITA


Ana Flavia Zuim             

New York University                         

New York            NY           

City of Angels  



*** 

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 in 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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Finalists: PIANO (concerto), 2021—The Lorin Hollander Award

Lorin Hollander

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, chief judge, is pleased to announce FINALIST pianists for 2021 in the CONCERTO division, The LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD. Congratulations! As the contests unfold, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when winners will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

The American Prize LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD celebrates the artistry of one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Lorin Hollander has appeared as guest soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the world and is a veteran of over 2,500 performances across the globe. The American Prize is delighted to share the legacy of this legendary artist through the re-naming of the award for Piano Concerto Performance in his honor. For more about the extraordinary life and career of Lorin Hollander, please visit http://lorinhollander.com/

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

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 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 National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the performing arts. The American Prize is unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States at professional, college/university, community and high school levels, based on submitted recordings. Now in its tenth year, The American Prize was founded in 2010 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. Contestants hail from all fifty states, representing literally hundreds of communities and arts organizations across the nation. 


NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2021
—professional division


Chia-Ying Chan                       

Urbana IL

Beethoven—G major


Clare Longendyke                 

Indianapolis IN 

Beethoven—G major


Susan Merdinger                  

Highland Park IL 

Beethoven—B flat major        



NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2021
—college/university division


Brandon K. Hamilton

Plano TX       

Rhapsody in Blue


Yuhui Li                          

Mesa AZ       

Shostakovich No. 2


Yang Li                          

Rochester NY      

Prokofiev No. 3 


Xiaoya Liu                         

Ann Arbor MI

Prokofiev No. 3


Michael Shui

Tempe AZ

Ravel—G major


Yun Tang                        

Chanchun Jilin (China)

Grieg        




*** 

Finalists are encouraged to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a link to this announcement on your website or blog. 

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a 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 WINNERS 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 finalists!



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

CONTEST UPDATE: February 16, 2021



FINALIST announcement:

The American Prize in Piano Performance (concerto), The Lorin Hollander Award, 2021
Weds, Feb 17, 2021 at 5pm EST on our blog

SEMI-FINALIST announcement:
The American Prize in Conducting (theater division), 2021
Thurs, Feb 18, 2021 at 5pm EST on our blog

SEMI-FINALIST announcement:
The American Prize in Conducting (opera division), 2021
Fri, Feb 17, 2021 at 5pm EST on our blog

BLOG: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com

Additional finalist and semi-finalist announcements in preparation.

***

Links to lists of semi-finalist COMPOSERS in all divisions may now be found here:

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Find complete 2020 WINNER LINKS here:

***

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

—The American Prize Team

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (links to results in all divisions), 2021

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


Below, please find links to lists of semi-finalist composers in all divisions for 2021. (The links take you to each blog post.)

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2021 semi-finalist COMPOSERS of music for band/wind ensemble

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


2021 semi-finalist COMPOSERS of music for chorus

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/02/semi-finalists-composers-choral-music.html


2021 semi-finalist COMPOSERS of music for orchestra 

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/02/semi-finalists-composers-orchestra-2021.html


2021 semi-finalist COMPOSERS of opera/theater/film dance

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


2021 semi-finalist COMPOSERS of pops/light music

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


2021 semi-finalist COMPOSERS of vocal chamber music

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


2021 semi-finalist COMPOSERS of instrumental chamber music

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/02/semi-finalists-composers-instrumental.html


Congratulations to all semi-finalists. (Finalist announcements begin soon.)


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (instrumental chamber music—professional & student divisions), 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 delighted to announce a grand list of 2021 SEMI-FINALIST composers of instrumental chamber music in both the professional and student divisions. Congratulations! (The student division may be found below the professional listing.) 

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—Instrumental Chamber Music (professional division), 2021

Aaron Alter   

Carlsbad   CA

Piano Sonata; La Joie de Vivre  

  

Lori F. Ardovino

Alabaster  AL

Palavar Between Friends 


Devin Arrington   

Pittsburgh PA

Heavenward: Meditation for solo violin   

   

William Ashworth

Medford OR

Approaching Ocean   

  

Bruce Babcock 

Pasadena   CA

Alternative Facts   

  

Jay C. Batzner 

Mt. Pleasant   MI

Danger Tree 

  

Mahlon Berv

Valley Village CA

Agni: Fire, for violin  

  

John G. Bilotta 

Concord CA

This Silver Minute of Evening   

  

Jeffrey Bowen   

Seattle WA

What Will Sound (was already sound) 

  

Robert J. Bradshaw

Gloucester MA

Together, We Spent the Day in Newburyport   

  

Timothy Brown   

Lewisville TX

Camp Speicher   

  

Curt Cacioppo

Orleans MA

Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano 

  

Charles Cacioppo

Philadelphia   PA

Ink Wash Painting   

  

Kevin Class   

Knoxville  TN

Pictures from  an Exhibitionist; Damn It, Ricky! 

  

David Colson  

Kalamazoo  MI

The Better Angels of Our Nature 

  

Michael Deak

Gig Harbor WA

Three Intimate Elegies and Fugue

  

Nickitas Demos   

Atlanta GA

Frontlash   

  

Megan DiGeorgio   

Hyattsville MD

The Inescapable Self

  

Ezra Donner  

Ypsilanti  MI

Street Beat 

  

Otter Dreaming

Decorah IA

In Endless Song 

  

Matthew R. Durrant 

Midvale UT

The Land of Standing Rocks  

  

Jose Elizondo

Natick MA

Under the starry sky of the Rhine   

  

Darci Griffith Gameri  

Omaha  NE

The Seven Directions; At Long Last; Seikilos- Into the Night

  

Jorge Huelga Garcia  

Brooklyn   NY

Sonata "Connections" 

  

Gregory Thomas Glancey 

Winchester MA

Under a Shattered Moon  

  

Ben Goldberg

Brooklyn   NY

GIFT

  

Eren Gumrukcuoglu

Durham NC

Pareidolia  

  

Ian Evans Guthrie 

Tallahassee FL

The Tempest Long Foretold   

  

Edith Hemenway

Providence RI

Questions of Travel; Asian Figures 

   

Jeffrey Hoover  

Sacramento CA

Abundance   

  

Aaron Houston 

Tallahassee FL

Midway to Midtown   

  

Karen Salicath Jamali  

Winter Park FL

In Water; Before, Aurora; more

   

Marshall Jones   

Kalispell  MT

String Quartet  

  

Douglas Knehans 

Cincinnati OH

Falling Air 

  

Douglas Knehans 

Cincinnati OH

Lumen   

  

Valerie Liu 

Alameda CA

The Tozzi Effect


Chelsea Majkut  

Talent OR

Fanfare for Our Heroes  

  

Colin Martin  

Albuquerque NM

Sinfonia for Two Pianos and Percussion  

  

Timothy Lee Miller  

Mahwah NJ

Something More  

   

Lawrence R. Mumford 

Laguna Niguel  CA

Peter's Song

  

Sheli Nan 

Berkeley   CA

American Promise

  

C.F. Pan 

Sherman Oaks   CA

Event Horizon   

  

C.F. Pan 

Sherman Oaks   CA

Ring Arc

  

Angelique Poteat  

Seattle WA

Her Story of a Soldier  

  

Clement Reid

Lakewood   WA

Trio for Tenor Saxophone and Percussion 

  

Josh Rodriguez   

Riverside  CA

That Crazed Girl Improvising

  

Josh Rodriguez   

Riverside  CA

Partita Picosa  

  

Miguel Roig-Francoli   

Cincinnati OH

Sonata for two guitars; Six preludes after Chopin   

  

Yitzhak Santis  

Israel   

Once Three, Too; Breezy; Elation

  

Benjamin Shorstein   

Jacksonville   FL

Sonata for Piano

  

Richard Silverman   

Brooklyn   NY

Sonata for violin and piano #1 

  

Aaron Spotts  

Tallahassee FL

City Electric   

  

Bryan D. Stanley 

Omaha  NE

Three Carl Sandburg Songs   

  

Stefan Stern   

Bozeman MT

Scherzomania

  

Kotoka Suzuki  

Chicago IL

Orison  

  

Christopher Thomas  

Bend   OR

l'Oiseau de la Cathedrale   

  

Robert Scott Thompson

Roswell GA

Passage 

  

Robert Scott Thompson

Roswell GA

Projections: Mobile-Stabile-Mobile  

  

Robert Scott Thompson

Roswell GA

Ninth Wave  

  

Robert Scott Thompson

Roswell GA

Parataxis   

  

Robert Scott Thompson

Roswell GA

Vivid Air   

   

Tom Trenney 

Lincoln NE

I Will Make a Way; Love Arrives; Living Water; Let Your Faith be Stronger

  

William Vollinger   

Woodcliff Lake NJ

Winds Would 

  

Edgar Warren Williams

Ormond Beach   FL

Fugitive Visions 2020 

  

Donald M. Wilson  

Lambertville   MI

PENTAGON

  

John Winsor  

Virginia Beach VA

Quartet; Caribbean Sunset


John Winsor 

Virginia Beach VA   

Trio; Dolphins


Gernot Wolfgang   

Los Angeles   CA   

Passage to Vienna; New England Travelogue


Stephen Yarbrough   

Vermillion SD

Two Pieces from "A Dakota Diary" 



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

Micheal Barnes                 

Cincinnati   OH       

Trapped        

                                                                                         

Jacob Beranek  

Oconomowoc   WI   

Wind Quintet   

 

Nicolas Bizub    

Cincinnati   OH   Fill 

The Swamp 

 

Elillian J. Daugherty

Bellbrook    OH   

Quintet for Winds   

 

Zach Gulaboff Davis    

Jersey City  NJ   

On the Trajectory of Light    

 

Liam Diethrich

Highland Park IL   

Mobius Strip, 1942

 

Richard Drehoff Jr.   

Virginia Beach    VA   

shadow of a difference / falling    

  

Isaiah Evans    

Burnt Hills  NY   

New Ground, for string quartet

 

Julian Fueyo    

New Haven    CT   

Zafiro    

 

Martin Hebel    

Hamden  CT   

Rust and Bone  

 

William Horsley  

Reno    NV   

Araneae   

 

Elisa Johnson  

Seattle WA   

We have Wings  

 

Feona Jones    

Pleasant Hill CA   

Adrenaline

 

Rachael S. Kim 

Sammamish    WA   

An Elemental Fantasy

 

Rachael S. Kim 

Sammamish    WA   

The Voyager-Dancing in the Rain, The Land of Aroha, Celtic Celebration

 

June Young Kim 

Roslyn  NY   

A Sigh Into Thin Air

 

Jihyun Kim 

Houston TX   

Flash

 

Jared M. Lane

Hartsel CO   

Looking Inward, Looking Outward; Ice & Warmth; A Quiet Hope 

  

YoungJun Lee 

Boston  MA   

Shin-byeong for violin solo  

 

Joohun Lee 

Alexandria   VA   

Revenant Legends    

 

Nicole Liang    

Clarksville  MD   

Childhood Innocence 

 

Joan M. Low 

Oxnard  CA   

Elysian Fields 

 

David Wang Lu  

Ellicott City MD   

Quarantine Quintet  

 

Alan Mackwell 

Boston  MA   

Thomas Becomes King; Eggs for Breakfast 

 

Luis McDougal 

McAllen TX   

Guitar Preludes

  

Tai O'Malley 

San FranciscoCA   

Esoma Buelos; Valse Rhapsody  

 

Tai O'Malley 

San Francisco CA   

Galactic Creations; Starshine; Harmony; Ascent of the Eclipse; Dusk Cavalry 

 

Craig Peaslee 

Oostburg WI   

The Death of a Nation    

 

Michael Andrei Pogudin  

Park City    UT   

Septet in C Major, Waltz in C#

 

Cody Ray 

Wadsworth    OH   

A City Moving Forward    

 

Deovides A. Reyes III

Saint Meinrad IN   

Bells of Saint Meinrad   

 

Calvin Rice

Lake Forest Park  WA   

String Quartet no. 1

 

Nicholas Shaheed  

Seattle WA   

Another Good One is There

 

Ryne Siesky   

Miami   FL   

lips evaporate, Art Miniatures

 

Johnny Smith-Wilson  

Atlanta GA   

String Quintet No. 2 "Lawurl"  

 

Gary Kaiji Wang

Rochester    NY   

Lullabye and Dreams 

 

Thomas L. Wilson   

Baton Rouge  LA   

Flash Photography   

 

Adam Winograd 

Weston  MA   

La endecha del violin solitario; more 

  

Qingye Wu  

Cincinnati   OH   

Carnival of the Mountain World

  

Qingye Wu  

Cincinnati   OH   

Winter Sketches

 

Christina Xiao

Lexington    MA   

Rain; Ambler; Baby River; Skitter  

 

Yifei (Michael) Xu  

Upland  CA   

Quartet for Wind instruments and piano  

 

Xuesi Xu 

Tallahassee  FL   

Red Winter 



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