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.

 

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