Friday, February 5, 2021

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (choral music), 2021

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


The American Prize is honored to announce an extensive list of 2021 SEMI-FINALIST composers of choral music 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.

NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Choral (professional division), 2021

Paul A. Aitken     

Boise     ID 

And None Shall Be Afraid; How Can I Keep From Singing   


Shelly & Matthew Armstrong  

Wayne     NE 

Remember; A Tennyson Trilogy  


David Avshalomov 

Santa Monica    CA 

Gemeinsam; Now the Hazy Mirage  


Charles O. Beck 

Alexandria OH 

Seven Songs of Spring     


Brian Bloye

Chicago   IL 

Lully, Lullay: A Nativity Cantata     


Marc-Andre Bougie     

Texarkana AR 

Requiem 

 

Joshua  Burel

Huntsville AL 

Escaping


Michael Bussewitz-Quarm  

Sound Beach     NY 

So, it was I; I'm Not Lost; The World, This Wall, and Me


Michael Bussewitz-Quarm  

Sound Beach     NY 

The Unarmed Child   


Jerry Casey

Naples    FL 

Yet, I Will Rejoice 


Megan DiGeorgio 

Hyattsville     MD 

the in between spaces     


Ed Frazier Davis

Kansas City     MO 

Through the Wildernesses of Worlds    


Wallace DePue Sr.  

Bowling Green   OH 

Old Time Religion   


Genevieve Douglass   

Bainbridge Island     WA 

The Mountains; You'll Find Me   


Otter Dreaming   

Decorah   IA 

A Something in a Summer's Day   

  

Daniel B. Elder

Nashville TN 

Absalom 


Sherry Flanigan   

Port Angeles    WA 

Psalm 


Jessica French     

Kent WA 

Eloi, Eloi    


Martin Gaskell    

Santa  Cruz     CA

Deus Creator Omnium 


Gerald Gurss

St. Paul  MN 

And the People Stayed Home


Joseph Hasper     

Grove City  PA 

Twenty-Four Hallelujahs; If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking; The Kings,They Came; Refuge; In The Fishery of Souls    


Collin Heade

Portland  OR 

An Abandoned Lighthouse   


Barbara K. Holm 

Bloomington     MN 

Children of the Heavenly Father 


Derek M. Jenkins    

Jonesboro AR 

These Are Enough    


Kieun Steve Kim  

Redding   CA 

The Human Touch     


Katie Kring

Springfield     MO 

I See You; The Snow is Deep on the Ground; Land of Rest; more  


Chris Maunu

Arvada    CO 

While the Air is Ours     


Michael D. McClish    

Los Angeles     CA 

Magnificat: Yuletide Gloria    


Michael D. McClish    

Los Angeles     CA 

Song of Humility    


John McLaughlin 

Pittsburgh PA 

In The Garden; Little Trees     


Zachary J. Moore

Waukesha  WI 

Let My Silence Grow 


John Muehleisen 

Mukilteo  WA 

Eternity Passing Over—An Arctic Requiem    

 

Lawrence R. Mumford    

Laguna Niguel   CA 

Open the Gates


Stephen Murray     

Stockbridge     MA 

When Death Came For Us; Pater Noster  


Stas Omelchenko 

Waterloo Ontario  

AMEN    


Jasper Randall    

Van Nuys  CA 

Requiem 


Scott Rieker     

Cumberland MD 

Ted Kooser Suite    


Denice Rippentrop 

Scottsdale AZ 

God Jehovah   


Miguel Roig-Francoli    

Cincinnati OH 

Five Gothic Miniatures    

 

Paul John Rudoi

Saint Paul MN 

SONG OF SKY AND SEA: A Song of Realization 


Kira Zeeman Rugen

Scottsdale AZ 

Desert Sky Songs    

 

Joshua Shank

Spokane   WA 

He Was Singing


Carlyle Sharpe    

Springfield     MO 

Of These Years I Sing


Benedict Sheehan    

Waymart   PA 

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom  

 

Paul David Thomas     

Denton    TX 

I'll Never Study    


Ludwig Tuman

Oxnard    CA 

El Sol  


William Vollinger  

Woodcliff Lake  NJ 

Three Songs About the Resurrection    


Donald M. Wilson     

Lambertville    MI 

Let Us Sing Unto the Lord 


Stephen Yarbrough  

Vermillion SD 

In Memoriam 


Stephen Yarbrough  

Vermillion SD 

Everlasting is His Love 

 


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

Jacob Beranek    

Oconomowoc WI 

Abendgebet; Trisagion


Anuj Bhutani    

Houston   TX 

The "Moments" Cycle: Moments; Yar Little Voice; Oaks and Roses


Jack Herscowitz 

Cabin JohnMD 

Voz del Pueblo, Voz del Cielo     


Carol Koffinke   

Pembroke  MA 

Journey to God  


Evgeniya (Jane) Kozhevnikova     

Kalamazoo MI 

Remember  


Joogwang Lim  

Brighton  MA 

Musika    


Mikeila McQueston  

Peachtree City  GA 

Descent   


Mitchell Piantanida 

Mission Viejo   CA 

Beyond the Wandering Moon   


Khoa Kim Sands

Oakland   CA 

The Life of Love


Kristian Schembri   

Newark    DE 

Regina Coeli    


Sarah Shapiro    

\Wilmette  IL 

Choose Something Like a Star; After Death; The Years


Ethan Soledad    

Miramar   FL 

Music and Poetry


Nicholas Emanuel Wheeler    

Stone Mountain  GA 

Star Spangled Banner  

 

Adrian Wong 

Hong Kong 

War of the Red Cliff    

 

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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.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the honor! How do I follow the progress if I don't do either Facebook or Twitter? I will certainly put an announcement on my website, though! Thanks again!

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  2. We are now posting updates directly on this blog, so you can follow the progress here. Congratulations!

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