Monday, January 14, 2019

SEMI-FINALISTS: composers—music for chorus, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST composers of choral music. 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—Choral (professional division), 2018-19

Nilo Alcala
North Hollywood CA
Manga Pakalagian (Ceremonies)  
   
Aaron Alter
Carlsbad CA
Together We Create and Sing!  
   
David Avshalomov
Santa Monica CA
There Was Another Song  
   
Jesse Ayers
Canton OH
The Seventh Seal  
   
Tim Brent
Ewing NJ
Peace Song (Beatitudes)  
   
Andrew Bruhn
Belvidere IL
Songs from Luke  
   
Julian David Bryson
Quincy MA
A Parable of Choices; Green is the Color of Its Flame; All Things New  
 
Joshua Burel
Huntsville AL
A Winter's Tale  
   
Michael Bussewitz-Quarm
Sound Beach NY
My Name is Lamiya—Don't Call me “Refugee”
Nigra Sum
  
Stephen E. Caldwell
Fayetteville AR
Pre-Existing Condition      

Jerry Casey
Naples FL
Autumn  
   
Judith Cloud
Flagstaff AZ
Feet of Jesus
   
David Horace Davies
Rowlett TX
In the Bleak Midwinter  
   
Daniel Eichenbaum
Westover WV
Record  

Daniel Elder
Nashville TN
Three Nocturnes (Ballade to the Moon; Star Sonnet; Lullaby)  
   
Jessica French
Renton WA
Ave Maris Stella; Full Many A Glorious Morning; O Nata Lux  
   
Peter Frost
Hawthorne NY
The Rainy Day  
   
Zebulon M. Highben
Columbus OH
A Memory of Wonder; Processio: Christus est stella matutina; God Alone Be Praised; Hymn to Christ the Light      

Ching-chu Hu
Newark OH
A Letter from the End of Days  

Ander de la Fuente Ibarreche
Syracuse NY
El Himno del Humor, Elkarrekin gaudela, El Crisol de los metales
  
Rex Isenberg
Voorhees NJ
Feathers in the Wind  
  
Kyle Kindred
Humble TX
Canciones de Alfaro  
   
Timothy S. McDonnell
Crownsville MD
Tota Pulchra; Ubi Caritas  
   
Timothy S. McDonnell
Crownsville MD
Spoon River Triptych     

Lansing McLoskey
Miami FL
Zealot Canticles  
   
Justin Merritt
Northfield MN
The Path  
   
John Muehleisen
Mukilteo WA
The Field  
   
Stephen L. Murray
Richmond MA
Horses At Midnight...; Pater Noster; Small Feathered Bodies…; Here's to the Music  
   
Kyle Pederson
Eagan MN
Can We Sing the Darkness to Light?; Psallite; In the Beginning; Stars; A Mighty Fortress is our God  
   
Michael Rickelton
Baltimore MD 
Psalm; Ubi Caritas; Pentecost  
   
Denice Rippentrop
Scottsdale AZ
From Sin Set Free  
   
Walter Saul
Fresno CA
Now to the King Eternal  
   
Paul David Thomas
Denton TX
Out Damned Spot  
   
Ludwig Tuman
Oxnard CA
Cat’s Protector; The Happy Man’s Shirt; Lord of the Cranes
  
William Vollinger
Woodcliff Lake NJ
O.D.  
   
Brent Weaver
Newberg OR
Hymns from the Sacred Harp  
  
Ethan Wickman
Helotes TX
Ballads of the Borderland  
   
Jaco Wong
Los Angeles CA
Psithaura  


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Choral (student division), 2018-19

Jacob Beranek
Oconomowoc MI
Our Rhyme 
  
Alex Berko
Solon OH
Lincoln; We Listen; Forgiven Tears 
 
Ching-Shan Chang
Brooklyn NY
My Soul is Awakened from Sleep 
  
Chung Hon Michael Cheng
Sugar Land TX
Fantasia ricercata 
   
Dai Haraguchi
Boston MA
Haiku of Basho Matsuo 
  
Marat Sanatullov
Seward NE
Our Father; Alleluia; Alleluia moderna; I know a place…

Joseph Sowa
Simsbury CT
Jesus of Nazareth, Savior and King 
   
Zachariah Thomas
Bowling Green OH
Solus Christus 

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Here is a sample announcement:

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Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

FINALISTS: Instrumental Soloists, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST instrumental soloists for 2018-19. Congratulations!

To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has often honored semi-finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

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 season. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite 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.


FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2018-19, professional division:
"Exceptional soloists in the professional division. An extremely close competition."—DK

Brian Allred
Kansas City KS
Flute      
   
Christine Erlander Beard
Omaha NE
Flute      
   
Blanka Bednarz
Carlisle PA
Violin      
   
Mary Elizabeth Bowden
Winston-Salem NC
Trumpet          

Christopher Dickey
Pullman WA
Tuba      
   
Krista Jobson
Edinburg TX
Flute      
   
Christopher Lowry
Antioch TN
Viola      
   
Christopher Nichols
Smyrna DE
Clarinet      
  
Hannah Porter Occena
Glen Cove
NY Flute      

Kumiko Shimizu
Cleveland MS
collaborative piano           

Kenneth Thompkins
Troy MI
Trombone      
 
Erin Murphy
Stillwater OK
Flute      
   
Rick Bogart
New York NY
Clarinet      
  
Gloria Justen
San Francisco CA
Viola      

Ulli Reiner
Poway CA
Violin     
   
Denise Tryon
Cincinnati OH
Horn      
  
Zoe Vandermeer
Gaylordsville CT
WelshTriple Harp
Baroque Triple Harp



FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2018-19, college/university division:

Eftihia Victoria Arkoudis
Morgantown WV
Flute      
  
Joe Broom
McLean VA
Euphonium      

Samuel DeCaprio
Lebanpn CT
Cello      

Taylor Fleshman
Kernersville NC
Harp      
      
Tyrone Page
Baltimore MD
Saxophone      
   
Daniel Wolfe
Chambersburg PA
Bassoon



FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2018-19, community division:

Thomas J. Philbrick
Okemos MI
Violin      
   
Shan Su
Tyler TX
Viola   



FINALISTS: The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2018-19, high school division:

Claire Arias-Kim
Hoffman Estates IL
Violin      
  
Grace Huh
San Jose CA
Violin      
  
Abigail Leong
Fremont CA
Cello      
  
Pierce Wang
Fremont CA
Violin      


***

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!

Monday, January 7, 2019

SEMI-FINALISTS: composers—music for orchestra, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive listing of 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST composers for orchestra in both professional and student divisions, representing many styles and aesthetics. Congratulations!

"Terrific quality and variety."—DK

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), 2018-19

Lee Actor
Monte Sereno CA
Prelude to a Tragedy   
      
Caroline Ahn
Carmel IN
Summer Sketches for Orchestra   
      
Samuel Beebe
Brooklyn NY
The Rest is Silence   
      
Sergio Bernal
Logan UT
Andares  (Trumpet Concerto)
  
Michele Caniato
Watertown MA
Introduzione e Siciciana   
      
Luke Carlson
Hollister MO
Creations   
   
I'lana S. Cotton
Medford OR
Cantus   
      
Arthur Gottschalk
Houston TX
Upon Whose Shoulders We Stand   
      
Arthur Gottschalk
Houston TX
Rocco e Rollo   
    
Saad Haddad
New York NY
Takht   
      
Douglas Hedwig
Chattanooga TN
Movable Borders   
      
John Hennecken
De Pere WI
Symphony for the Garden City   
      
Dorothy Hindman
Miami FL
Setting Century Symphony   
      
Wayne B. Horvitz
Seattle WA
Those Who Remain—Concerto for Orchestra and Improvising Soloist
      
Douglas Knehans
Cincinnati OH
Unfinished Earth   
    
Lawrence R. Mumford
Laguna Niguel CA
THE DAWN WIND   
      
Dan Pinkston
Redding CA
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra   
      
Jakub Polaczyk
Astoria NY
SKYSCRAPING CHACONNE   
      
Walter Saul
Fresno CA
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra   
      
Nan Schwartz
Tarzana CA
Aspirations; Perspectives; Romanza; Angels Among Us   
    
Larry Tuttle
Van Nuys CA
By Steam or by Dream   
  
Larry Tuttle
Van Nuys CA
The Information Age   
      
Meira Warshauer
Columbia SC
Symphony No. 1—Living Breathing Earth   

Nikita Wells
Springfield VA
Two Counts at Stake (Fantasy Overture)

Steven Winteregg
Dayton OH
Resolution   
      
Diane Wittry
Allentown PA
Ode to Joy Fanfare   
      
Tianguang (Stephen) Yang
Los Angeles CA
Heaven Shall Fall, Project Zion, Last Ash…   
        


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division), 2018-19

Keith Allegretti
Austin TX
Ricercar   
    
Ching-Shan Chang
Brooklyn NY
When the Sun Rises   
    
Ching-Shan Chang
Brooklyn NY
In history, in memory   
      
Zach Gulaboff Davis
Salem OR
Groove   
      
Jack Frerer
New York NY
On-Again, Off-Again   
      
Clare Glackin
Santa Fe NM
Archaea   
    
Martin Hebel
Hamden CT
Symphony No. 3  in E Minor: Concert in Three Acts   
      
Maria Kaoutzani
Chicago IL
On the Freedom of the Moon   
      
Bo Li
Kansas City MO
Encirclement   
    
Daniel Morel
Kansas City MO
On peaks and clouds   
      
Patrick O'Malley
Los Angeles CA
Between Two Chasms   
      
Patrick O'Malley
Los Angeles CA
Rest and Restless   
      
Pablo Rubin-Jurado
New York NY
Dark Energy       

Marat Sanatullov
Seward NE
Waiting   
      
Tianyi Wang
Boston MA
Under the Dome   
    
Gu Wei
Baltimore MD
Transience   
      
Xuesi Xu
Urbana IL
The Song of Roland    


***

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.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

FINALISTS: men in art song & oratorio, 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST men in art song and oratorio for 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years. 

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

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 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.

FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (men),  2018-19

Troy Castle
Marion IN   

Tomas Dominguez
Green Bay WI   

Michael Hix
Albuquerque NM   

Justin John Moniz
Springfield IL   

Bryan Pinkall
Manhattan KS   

Royce Strider
Meadville PA   

David Tayloe
Tuscaloosa AL   



FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (men),  2018-19

Austin Sinclair Harris
Missouri City TX   

Benjamin Howard
Denton TX



FINALISTS: The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2018-19

Carl Ho
Houston TX   

Pablo Rubin-Jurado
New York NY   


***

We encourage 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.

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"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.




Thursday, January 3, 2019

FINALISTS: men in opera & operetta, 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST men in opera and operetta for 2018-19 in all divisions, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please "like" our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years. 

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

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 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.


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional opera division (men), 2018-19

Jeff Byrnes Detroit MI   

Charles H. Eaton III Storrs CT   

Albert Niedel Gaithersburg MD   

Logan Tanner Lawrence NJ   



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university opera division (men), 2018-19

Bradley Bickhardt Columbia NJ   

Benjamin Howard Denton TX   

Ian Murrell Vandalia IL   


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We encourage 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 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.

Monday, December 31, 2018

FINALISTS: piano performance (concerto), 2018-19, The Lorin Hollander Award


Lorin Hollander


The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST pianists for 2018-19 in the CONCERTO division, The LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD. Congratulations! 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.

The American Prize LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD celebrates the artistry of one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Lorin Hollander has appeared as guest soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the world and is a veteran of over 2,500 performances across the globe. The American Prize is delighted to share the legacy of this legendary artist through the re-naming of the award for Piano Concerto Performance in his honor.
For more about the extraordinary life and career of Lorin Hollander, please visit http://lorinhollander.com/

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

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 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.


FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2018-19
—professional division


Yoon Lee
New York NY 
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

Yi-Yang Chen
Johnson City TN 
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Tzu-Yin Huang
Ann Arbor MI 
Samuel Barber Piano Concerto



FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2018-19
—college/university division


Aoshuang Li
Beijing China
Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds
 
Daniel Richardson
Danville CA 
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat

Tomasz Robak
Baltimore MD 
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4




FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2018-19
—high school division


Michael McClure
Kenmore NY 
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor

Joey Zhu
San Ramon CA 
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor


***

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.

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"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!




Saturday, December 29, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: composers—opera/theater/film/dance, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST composers in the OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE divisions, 2018-19. 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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, professional division, 2018-19

John G. Bilotta
Concord CA
Rosetta's Stone  
  
Gregg Brandalise
Poway CA
Love is the Answer        

Jenni Brandon
Long Beach CA
Three Paderewskis      

Roger Cichy
Scituate RI
Journey Home to the USS Arizona    
   
Scott Hargis
Chicago IL
Primary  
   
Austin Jaquith
Cedarville OH
Dracula Bloodlines      

Alden Jenks
Oakland CA
Letter from Linda  
   
Eva Conley Kendrick
Millis MA
Wish You Were Here  
  
Evan Mack
Albany NY
The Ghosts of Gatsby  
   
Patricia Elizabeth Martinez
Buenos Aires Argentina
Short Sleep/Breve SueƱo  
   
Eric Sawyer
Amherst MA
The Scarlet Professor      

Tony Solitro
Philadelphia PA
Triangle  
   
Ludwig Tuman
Oxnard CA
Lord of the Cranes; Cat's Protector; The Happy Man's Shirt  
  
William Vollinger
Woodcliff Lake NJ
Let's Talk  


The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, student division, 2018-19

Joshua Baerwald
Milwaukee WI
The Process    
   
Jennifer Barker
Newark DE
Waulking in the Glen        

Madeline Merwin
Traverse City MI
Ceilings Made of Glass; Over the Top    

   
Yuxin Ouyang
Durham NC
Trajectory             


***

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.



Wednesday, December 19, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: pops composers, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST composers in the pops / light music division. 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.


The American Prize in Composition—Pops / Light Music

Rick Bogart
New York NY
Concerto for Jazz Clarinet and Orchestra  
   
Conor Brace
Round Rock TX
Gettysburg  
   
Joseph Church
New York NY
The Tortoise and the Two Ducks  
  
M.L. Daniels
Round Rock TX
"Show Off"  
  
Carlo V. Frizzo
Bloomington IN
Chickasaw Cobb      

Ander Del La Fuente Ibarreche
Syracuse NY
Elkarrekin Gaudela; El Crisol De Los Metales; El Himno Del Humor  
   
Robert Wendel
New York NY
Caribbean Sleigh Ride  


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Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

Monday, December 17, 2018

SEMi-FINALISTS: band composers, 2018-19

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2018-19 SEMI-FINALIST composers for band / wind ensemble in both professional and student 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 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.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com


The American Prize in Composition—Band / Wind Ensemble (professional division)

Mark Andrew Cook
Hagerstown MD
Dawn at Fox Gap: Symphony for Wind Ensemble
  
Greg Danner
Cookeville TN
Euphonium Concerto 
 
Dante De Silva
Tarzana CA
Kill Switch 
  
Gregory Fritze
Daytona Beach Shores FL
Variaciones Sinfonicas, Continental Concerto 
  
Jonathan Graybill
Willow Street PA
Stone & Twilight 
  
Quincy C. Hilliard
Lafayette LA
Kojiki 
 
Ted King-Smith
Mission KS
Between Glimpses of Blue 
  
Christopher Lowry
Antioch TN
Bicentennial Variations 
 
Andrew David Perkins
Fenton MI
ASYLUM 
  
David P. Sartor
Hermitage TN
THE SAINTS OF SEWANEE 
 
Chris Shelton
Norwood MA
A Winter Storm in Old New England 
  
Joseph T. Spaniola
Pensacola FL
Blow, Eastern Winds 
  
Geoffrey Stanton
Ann Arbor MI
Green Blade Rising 
 
Larry Tuttle
Van Nuys CA
Across the Divide 



The American Prize in Composition—Band / Wind Ensemble (student division)

Keith Allegretti
Austin TX
Petrichor 
 
Brent A. Morden
Bayside NY
Concertino; Danzon 
 
Daniel Morel
Kansas City MO
Flares/Flutters Fanfares 
 
Celka Ojakangas
Los Angeles CA
Bonehead Fizzix 
  
Marat Sanatullov
Seward NE
Through my eyes: One immigrant's story 


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Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Women in Opera, 2018-19

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
This listing was revised on 12/21/18 to include semi-finalists in the high school division (see below.) — DK

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in opera and operetta for 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) 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. Semi-finalist women in art song/oratorio was published separately.

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.


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, professional division (women),  2018-19

Karen Archbold
Glen Ellyn IL  
   
Lauren Auge
Kansas City MO  
   
Elizabeth Bivens-Logan
Lindenhurst IL  
   
Emily Yocum Black
Paducah KY  
   
Rachel Blaustein
Olney MD  
   
Taylor Hillary Boykins
Pontiac MI  
   
Carolyne Dalmonte
San Diego CA  
   
Frances Fenton
Houston TX  
   
Elena Galvan
Ithaca NY  
   
Youna Hartgraves
Carrollton TX  
   
Alexandra Jerinic
San Francisco CA  
   
Laura Kay
New York NY  
   
Kirsten C. Kunkle
Wilmington DE  
   
Keesun Kwon
Baltimore MD  

Susanna R. Lauer
Washington DC  
   
Abigail Levis
Claremont CA  
   
Meredith Mecum
Bronx NY  
   
Jacqueline Piccolino
Chicago IL  
   
Max Potter
Weehawken NJ  
   
Leandra Ramm
Pittsburg CA  
  
Dana Lynne Varga
Brighton MA  
   
Congcong Wang
Sunnyvale CA  

 
The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, college/university division (women),  2018-19

Elizabeth Barry
Grand Rapids MI  
   
Zarah Brock
Fredericksburg VA  
   
Alyce Daubenspeck
Nazareth PA  
   
Clare Demer
Tucson AZ  
       
Keely Futterer
Dover AR  
   
Hei Lee Law
Brighton MA  
   
Victoria Lawal
Los Angeles CA  
   
Shaina Martinez
Germantown MD  
   
Sophia Mintas
Greensburg PA  
   
Sarah Clementine Mire
Lubbock TX  
   
Samantha Noonan
Lincoln NE  
   
Therese Pircon
Macomb IL  
   
Michelle Ravitsky
San Antonio TX 

Luisa Kay Reyes
Tuscaloosa AL

Rebecca Sacks
Athens GA  
   
Lani Stait
Chicago IL  
   
Kristen Sullivan
Denton TX  
   
Julia Claire Taylor
Coronado CA      

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, high school division (women),  2018-19

Rebecca Clark
West Hartford  CT

Alina Dong
Houston TX

Alea Vernon
Cheshire CT


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Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.






Saturday, December 1, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Women in Art Song & Oratorio, 2018-19

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
This listing was updated on 12/6/18 to include the name of an additional applicant transferred from the opera competition.—DK

The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST women in art song & oratorio for 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) 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. Semi-finalist women in opera will be published separately.

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.


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (women),  2018-19

Lauren Auge
Kansas City MO  
   
Katherine Beck
Denver CO  
   
Elizabeth Ann Benson
Auburn AL  
   
Emily Yocum Black
Paducah KY  
   
Johanna Bronk
Newton MA  
   
Diana Cantrelle
Columbia MD  
   
Jaely Chamberlain
Centreville VA  
   
Megan Elizabeth Cook
Chicago IL  
   
Ann Belluso Cravero
West Des Moines IA  
  
Donata Cucinotta
Seymour IN  
   
Carolyne Dalmonte
San Diego CA  
   
Joan Marie Dauber
Chicago IL  
   
Frances Fenton
Houston TX  
   
Olga Perez Flora
Reno NV  
   
Sarah Hawkey
Brooklyn NY
   
Melanie Helton
East Lansing MI
   
Anna Christine Hersey
Oshkosh WI  
   
Alexandra Jerinic
San Francisco CA  
   
Laura Kay
New York NY  
  
Melissa Kornacki
Damascus MD
   
Ewa Kowcz-Fair
Chicago IL
   
Kirsten C. Kunkle
Wilmington DE  
   
Kim Leeds
Lincoln MA  
   
Alice Anne Light
Kansas City MO  
   
Brittany Michaelsen-Mulkey
Cedar Park TX  
   
Valeria Sokolova Ore
Las Vegas NV
  
Leandra Ramm
Pittsburg CA  
   
Alissa Rose
Westboro PA  
   
Penelope Shumate
Macomb IL  
   
Emma Sorenson
Chicago IL  
   
Emily Sternfeld-Dunn
Wichita KS  
   
Letitia Stevens
Walden MA  
   
Christine Steyer
Oak Park IL  
   
Anna Tonna
Bronx NY  
   
Melissa Treinkman
Venice CA  
   
Nicole Van Every
Norman OK  
   
Jamie Van Eyck
Waco TX  
   
Dana Lynne Varga
Brighton MA  
   
Katie Walders
La Mesa CA  
   
Ivy Walz
Candor NY  
     


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (women),  2018-19

Alyce Daubenspeck
Nazareth PA  
   
Marina Davis
San Francisco CA  
   
Clare Demer
Tucson AZ 

Claire Dillahunty
Heath TX
   
Carley Duet
Cut Off LA  
   
Francesca Federico
New York NY  
   
Makeda Hampton
Lexington KY  
   
Christine Jobson
Miramar FL  
   
Victoria Lawal
Los Angeles CA  
   
Shaina Martinez
Germantown MD  
   
Sophia Mintas
Greensburg PA  
   
Theodora Ivanova Nestorova
Acton MA  
   
Samantha Noonan
Lincoln NE  
   
Galen Otten
Rochester NY

Jennifer Piazza-Pick
Columbia MD    

Therese Pircon
Macomb IL  
   
Michelle Ravitsky
San Antonio TX  
   
Veronica Richer
Bryan OH  
   
Tessa Romano
Boulder CO  
   
Emily Simmons
Phoenix AZ  
      
Julia Claire Taylor
Lawrence KS  



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2018-19

Pauline Rogers
Fremont CA  
   
Alea Vernon
Cheshire CT  
   
Victoria Lourdes Whatley
Fairhope AL  


***

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.

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Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.






Tuesday, November 27, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Piano solo, 2018-19


The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST piano soloists for 2018-19. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. 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.

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.

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 in Piano Performance, 2018-19, professional solo division:

Svetlana Belsky
Northbrook IL  
   
Matthew Bengtson
Saline MI  
   
Yi-Yang Chen
Johnson City TN  
   
Andree-Ann Deschenes
Los Angeles CA  
   
Anchie Donn
West Hartford CT  
   
Tzu-Yin Huang
Ann Arbor MI  
   
Kangwoo Jin
Madison WI  
  
Jooyoung Kim
Fishers IN  
   
Akiko Konishi
Chicago IL  
   
Jin Ah Kwon
Lewisville TX  
   
Walter Morales
Pittsburgh PA  
   
Jarred Morehead
New York NY  
   
Jihong Park
Fort Lauderdale FL  
   
Ben Raznick
Denver CO  
   
Hyojin Rhim
Forest Hills NY  
   
Reed Tetzloff
Forest Hills NY  
   
Olivia Xin Zhang
Lexington KY  




The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2018-19, college/university solo division:

Meilin Ai
Denton TX  
   
Nathan Cheung
Pleasanton CA  
   
Hyejin Cho
Ann Arbor MI  
  
Ahyoung Cho
East Lansing MI  
   
Hokyong Choi
Cambridge MA  
   
William Hume
Carlisle PA  
   
Anna Keiserman
Newark NJ  
   
David Kotler
Allston MA  
   
Anthony C  Lee
Cary NC  
   
Aoshuang Li
Beijing, China
   
Jane Liu
Cleveland OH  
   
Lingxu Peng
Wuhan Hubei, China 
   
Christopher Richardson
Danville CA  
   
Tomasz Robak
Baltimore MD  
   
Luca Sacher
Lubbock TX  
   
Cecilia Sakong
State College PA  
   
Hyunah Song
East Lansing MI  
   
Wei-Yi Sun
Columbus OH  
   
Jarrett Takaki
Wilmette IL  
   
John Wilson
Miami Beach FL  
   
Brian Woods
Winchester VA  
   
Yin Zhang
Lincoln NE  



The American Prize in Piano Performance, 2018-19, high school solo division:

Jane Bua
New York NY  
   
William Chang
San Francisco CA  
   
Jasper Heymann
New York NY  
   
Henry Jiaxiang Huang
Columbia MO  
   
Annika Huprikar
Deerfield IL  
   
Michael McClure
Kenmore NY  




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Semi-finalists: make the most of your selection by announcing it on your facebook page, tweet the news, and include a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

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"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 later this year. 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!

Monday, November 19, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Men in Opera, 2018-19

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST men in opera and operetta for 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) 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. Semi-finalist men in opera will be published separately.

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.


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, professional division (men),  2018-19

Jeff Byrnes
Detroit MI   

Tomas Dominguez
Green Bay WI   

Charles H. Eaton III
Storrs CT   

Albert Niedel
Gaithersburg MD   

Logan Tanner
Lawrence NJ   



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—opera & operetta, college/university division (men),  2018-19

Bradley Bickhardt
Columbia NJ   

Benjamin Howard
Denton TX   

Ian Murrell
Vandalia IL   




***

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.






Saturday, November 17, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Men in Art Song, 2018-19

Friedrich Schorr as Wotan
The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST men in art song & oratorio for 2018-19, The FRIEDRICH and VIRGINIA SCHORR MEMORIAL AWARD in VOICE. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) 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. Semi-finalist men in opera will be published separately.

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.


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, professional division (men),  2018-19

Troy Castle
Marion IN   

Tomas Dominguez
Green Bay WI   

Michael Hix
Albuquerque NM   

Justin John Moniz
Springfield IL   

Bryan Pinkall
Manhattan KS   

Royce Strider
Meadville PA   

David Tayloe
Tuscaloosa AL   



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, college/university division (men),  2018-19

Austin Sinclair Harris
Missouri City TX   

Benjamin Howard
Denton TX



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—art song/oratorio, high school division (men),  2018-19

Carl Ho
Houston TX   

Pablo Rubin-Jurado
New York NY   


***

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.






Thursday, November 8, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Piano Concerto, 2018-19 (The Lorin Hollander Award)


Lorin Hollander
The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST piano concerto soloists for 2018-19, The Lorin Hollander Award. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. The American Prize may have moved an audition to a more appropriate category.) As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. 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.

The American Prize LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD celebrates the artistry of one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Lorin Hollander has appeared as guest soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the world and is a veteran of over 2,500 performances across the globe. The American Prize is delighted to share the legacy of this legendary artist through the re-naming of the award for Piano Concerto Performance in his honor. For more about the extraordinary life and career of Lorin Hollander, please visit http://lorinhollander.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.

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 in Piano Concerto Performance, 2018-19, The Lorin Hollander Award, professional division:

Yoon Lee
New York NY  
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

Yi-Yang Chen
Johnson City TN  
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Tzu-Yin Huang
Ann Arbor MI  
Samuel Barber Piano Concerto



The American Prize in Piano Concerto Performance, 2018-19, The Lorin Hollander Award, college/university division:

Meilin Ai
Denton TX  
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2

Aoshuang Li
Beijing China
Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds
  
Daniel Richardson
Danville CA  
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat

Tomasz Robak
Baltimore MD  
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
   
Cecilia Sakong
State College PA  
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor


 
The American Prize in Piano Concerto Performance, 2018-19, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2018-19, high school division:

Michael McClure
Kenmore NY  
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor

Avik Sarkar
Chestnut Hill MA  
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor

Joey Zhu
San Ramon CA  
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor



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Semi-finalists: make the most of your selection by announcing it on your facebook page, tweet the news, and include a link to this announcement on your 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 later this year. 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!

Monday, November 5, 2018

SEMI-FINALISTS: Chamber Ensembles, 2018-19

The American Prize is delighted to announce SEMI-FINALIST chamber ensembles for 2018-19. Congratulations! (Be sure to check all divisions. In certain cases, The American Prize may have moved an auditioning ensemble to a more appropriate category.)

As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from these lists. 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.

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.

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 in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19, professional division:

Amosa Duo
Urbana IL

Blanka Bednarz and Matthew Bengtson
Carlisle PA    
   
Estrella Piano Duo
Northbrook IL        

The Sierra Duo
Saline MI    
   
Seraph Brass
Naples FL    
  
District5
Takoma Park MD    
   
In Motus Tuba Quartet
Pullman WA    
   
Duo Francois
Fort Collins CO    
   
Duo Seraphim
Brooklyn NY 

Rosco String Quartet
Salt Lake City UT        

Duo Aldebaran
McAllen TX    
   
Noree Chamber Soloists
New York NY    
   
Ensemble 365  
Bayside NY
   
Ensemble for These Times
San Francisco CA    
   
Sheridan Solisti
Highland Park IL   

Sylvestris Quartet with Harry Baechtel and Michael Seregow
San Francisco CA
   
Duo Guitiano
Fayetteville NC    
   
Mackenzie-Williams Duo
Tallahassee FL    
   
Duo Flautas Frescas
Opelika AL    



The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19, college/university division:

Koinonia Trio
Ann Arbor MI    
   
International Counterpoint
Atlanta GA    
  
The Prima Piano Quartet
Columbia SC    
   
Aruna Quartet
Lubbock TX    
   
Zelos Quartet
San Jose CA    
   
Estampe Trio
Savoy IL    
   
Bierstadt Brass Quintet
Greeley CO    



The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2018-19, high school division:

The Brahms Piano Quintet
New York NY    
  
Huntley High School Saxophone Quartet
Huntley IL    
   
The Ariose String Quartet
Jacksonville FL        

Trio Cantare
Santa Clara CA    
   
The Orenda Quartet
Edwardsville IL    
  
Firefly Quartet
Ridgewood NJ    
   
Quantum Quartet
Carrollton TX    


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