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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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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, 2021, professional solo division:
Christine Ifen Chuang
Los Angeles. CA
Bruce Leto Jr.
North Hampton NH
Alexandra A. Saraceno
Kristin Jonina Taylor
Abu Dhabi UAE
Heidi Louise Williams
Fort Wayne IN
The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2021, college/university solo division:
Brandon K. Hamilton
State College PA
Iowa City IA
State College PA
Shuk Ki Wong
New York NY
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2021, community solo division:
Karen Salicath Jamali
Winter Park FL
Luisa Kay Reyes
NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2021, high school solo division:
Jeslyn Zhu Cai
Zizheng William Liu
Sugar Land TX
Angela Gigi Tsang
San Jose CA
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!