Thursday, March 18, 2021

Semi-finalists: ORCHESTRAS, 2021

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


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: theamericanprize@gmail.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

Orlando Cela  

Lowell Chamber Orchestra

Arlington    MA 


Wes Kenney

Fort Collins Symphony   

Fort Collins CO


Jason Lim   

McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra     

McKinney     TX


  
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)



Adam Bodony

Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra 

West Lafayette     IN  


Thomas Dickey

Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra   

Stillwater   OK  


Mark Dupere

Lawrence Symphony Orchestra   

Appleton     WI  


Stephen Heyde 

Baylor Symphony   

Waco   TX 


Germán Gutiérrez

Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra

Fort Worth   TX


Yunn-Shan Ma    

Rochester Institute of Technology Philharmonic Orchestra    

Rochester    NY    


Kypros Markou

Wayne State University Orchestra   

DetroitMI  


Joel Neves 

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra   

Houghton     MI     


David A. Rahbee

University of Washington Symphony Orchestra    

Seattle.  WA 


Evan Williams    

Rhodes Orchestra  

Memphis.  TN   




NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—community orchestra division, 2021

Pierre-Alain Chevalier   

Baytown Symphony Orchestra    

Baytown. TX  


Libi Lebel

Texas Medical Center Orchestra 

HoustonTX     


William M. Perrine     

Concordia Community Orchestra 

Ann Arbor    MI  


Thomas E. Rainey 

Williamson County Symphony Orchestra

Round Rock   TX     


Ulli Reiner

Poway Symphonette 

Poway  CA    


David P.  Sartor

Parthenon Chamber Orchestra   

Nashville    TN


Peter Wilson

Waynesboro Symphony     

Waynesboro   VA   


Alan Yost 

Carlisle Chamber Orchestra    

Carlisle     MA




NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—youth orchestra division, 2021

Wes Kenney   

Denver Young Artists Orchestra

Denver CO 


Christopher Miller 

Tallahassee Youth Orchestra   

Tallahassee  FL


Germán Gutiérrez

Fort Worth Youth Orchestra   

Fort Worth   TX


Michael Webster 

Houston Youth Symphony  

Houston.  TX 



NATIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—high school orchestra division, 2021

Jim Kollias     

Beckman HS Chamber Orchestra  

Irvine CA

  

Desiree Overree     

Seven Lakes HS Symphony Orchestra   

Katy   TX  


Ulli Reiner

Bernardo Heights Twin Peaks Orchestra   

Poway  CA     



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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.


   

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