Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Semi-finalists: COMPOSERS (orchestra), 2021

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


The American Prize is honored to announce an extensive listing of 2021 SEMI-FINALIST composers for orchestra in both professional and student divisions, representing many styles and aesthetics. 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.

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

Lee Actor  

Monte Sereno  CA   

Symphony No. 3

 

Stephen Anderson   

Mebane NC   

Concerto for Puerto Rico

 

David Avahalomov 

Santa Monica  CA   

Endgame

 

Charles O. Beck   

Alexandria OH   

Symphony No. 2: Dualities   

   

Sergio Bernal 

Logan UT

Sonances for Strings   

 

Natasha Bogojevich 

River Forest  IL   

Virtual Overture

 

Jeffrey Bowen  

Seattle   WA   

Stalasso

  

BJ Brooks 

Canyon TX   

Path to Polaris 

 

Karim Elmahmoudi 

Los Angeles   CA   

Musica Celestis 

 

Stephen Ferre  

Cincinnati OH   

Chaos   

 

Collin Heade  

Portland  OR   

Expressions 

 

Aaron Houston

Tallahassee   FL   

Prometheus  

 

Austin Jaquith

Cedarville OH   

Heldenleben 2020: A Reflection on the Coronavirus Pandemic  

  

Marshall  Jones  

Kalispell MT   

Paramnesis  

 

Zaq Latino 

New York  NY   

hidden lakes

  

Joungmin Lee

Killeen   TX   

Sanctuary Tree  

 

Colin Martin 

Albuquerque   NM   

Symphony No. 1

 

Timothy Lee Miller 

Mahwah NJ   

Concerto for Orchestra: Movement 1

 

Lawrence R. Mumford

Laguna Niguel CA   

Adagio: Of Times and Seasons

 

Emi Nishida

Boston MA   

Han-gover Square   

 

C.F. Pan

Sherman Oaks  CA   

Eta Carinae 

 

Steve R. Parke  

Crawfordsville IN   

Precambrian Dances  

 

Alla Pavlova

Huntington NY   

Symphony No. 5 

 

Tomas Peire-Serrate  

Los Angeles   CA   

Rauxa; Collapse 

 

Mark Petering   

Kenosha  WI   

Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra 

 

William Popp   

Loveland  CO   

Orchestral Fanfare for a Scholarly Celebration, Choros Tou Kalamata 

 

Angelique Poteat 

Seattle   WA   

Cello Concerto  

 

Richard Prior  

Decatur   GA   

“…of shadow and light..."  

 

Jay Reise  

Philadelphia  PA   

Three Portraits From The Opera "Al Capone and Family"   

 

Jason Christopher Richmond   

Fort Thomas   KY   

Ctrl + Alt + Del

 

Josh Rodriguez  

Riverside CA   

Contra Spem Spero   

 

Miguel Roig-Francoli  

Cincinnati OH   

Three Astral Poems  


Christopher Alan Schmitz

Warner Robins GA   

DENALI  

 

Andriy Igorovich Sovetov

Aurora CO   

Piano Concerto #1

 

Joseph T.  Spaniola   

Pensacola FL   

Thomas Jefferson: Life Lines 

 

Neil Stipp  

Glendora  CA   

Symphony Capriccio  

  

Robert Anton Strobel

Elizabeth CO   

Life: Aaru  

 

Christopher Thomas 

Bend  OR   

Malheur Symphony (Symphony #1)  

 

Larry Tuttle 

Van Nuys  CA   

Dragon's Egg

 

Kyle Vanderburg 

Fargo ND   

One Sows for the Benefit of Another Age 

 

Meira Warshauer  

Columbia  SC   

Tekeeyah (a call)   

 

Nikita Wells  

Springfield   VA   

Creatures of Darkness and Light 

 

Evan  Williams   

Memphis   TN   

Dead White Man Music

 

Kevin Wilt   

Coconut Creek FL   

Imagined Adventures: AutoBonn; Song of the Phoenix; Running on Rooftops  

 

Ruihan Yang   

Metuchen  NJ   T

The Memory in the Strings; Cycle of Samsara 

 

Stephen Yarbrough  

Vermillion SD   

Alleluias   

 

Aaron Zigman 

Los Angeles   CA   

Tango Manos  


    

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

Daniel J. Armistead  

Newark DE   

In the Midst of Desolation  

 

Roman Baranskiy  

San Francisco CA   

Birds Landing   

 

Jacob Beranek

Oconomowoc WI   

Pilgrimatic Overture

 

Nicolas Bizub  

Cincinnati OH   

Distant Light   

 

Julian Fueyo  

New Haven CT   

The Eleventh Heaven 

 

Martin Hebel  

Hamden CT   

Half Silver 

 

Patrick Holcomb

Ocean View DE   

The Harvest of the Amulet of the Deer; Persephone   

 

Yuri Lee

Tuckahoe  NY   

Hey Warrior, Keep Going 

 

Young-Jun  Lee

Rochester NY   

Geworfenheit

 

Maxwell Lu 

Dayton MD   

Industrial Nature   

 

Alan Mackwell   

Boston MA   

The Old House   

 

Alan Mackwell   

Boston MA   

Rounds  

  

Alexander Mansour

Stevenson Ranch   CA   

Fantasy Noir

 

Craig Peaslee

Oostburg  WI   

Second City Strut   

 

Cody Ray

Wadsworth OH   

Skylines

  

Monte Taylor 

Austin TX   

Sigil III: Nibiru   

 

SiHyun Uhm

Rochester NY   

Ladybug in the Room 

 

Stella G. Gitelman Willoughby 

Cambridge MA   

Accents of Thunder  

 

Qingye Wu 

Cincinnati OH 

Dream My Dreams  




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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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