The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Volosin Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST orchestras for 2021 in all categories. 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: email@example.com
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the performing arts, unique in scope and structure. Founded in 2010, contestants hail from all fifty states, representing literally hundreds of communities and arts organizations across the nation.
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 Orchestral Performance—professional division, 2021
Lowell Chamber Orchestra
Fort Collins Symphony
Fort Collins CO
McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—college/university division, 2021
(Assuming enough applicants in the categories, the college/university division will be divided in the final round into two: "smaller program" and "larger program." Conductors will be contacted to confirm their placement.—DK)
Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra
West Lafayette IN
Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Symphony Orchestra
Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra
Fort Worth TX
Rochester Institute of Technology Philharmonic Orchestra
Wayne State University Orchestra
Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra
David A. Rahbee
University of Washington Symphony Orchestra
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—community orchestra division, 2021
Baytown Symphony Orchestra
Texas Medical Center Orchestra
William M. Perrine
Concordia Community Orchestra
Ann Arbor MI
Thomas E. Rainey
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
Round Rock TX
David P. Sartor
Parthenon Chamber Orchestra
Carlisle Chamber Orchestra
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—youth orchestra division, 2021
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Tallahassee Youth Orchestra
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra
Fort Worth TX
Houston Youth SymphonyHouston. TX
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—high school orchestra division, 2021
Beckman HS Chamber Orchestra
Seven Lakes HS Symphony Orchestra
Bernardo Heights Twin Peaks OrchestraPoway CA
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! Our ensemble has 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 the 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.