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The American Prize invites performing artists, composers and administrators to participate in its 2014 series of national competitions in the performing arts.

POSTMARK DEADLINE 
for composers, classical vocalists, pianists and chamber music ensembles:
Thursday, February 13, 2014
 Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com


POSTMARK DEADLINE 
for conductors, instrumental & choral ensembles, stage directors, arts administrators (marketing), classical vocalists, pianists and chamber music ensembles:
AUTOMATIC POSTMARK EXTENSIONS to APRIL 7, 2014

Here are links to the individual invitations:

GENERAL INVITATION (all 2014 contests):
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-invitation-to-participate-in.html

an invitation to COMPOSERS:
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-invitation-to-composers.html

an invitation to CLASSICAL VOCALISTS:
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-invitation-to-classical-vocalists.html

an invitation to PIANISTS:
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-invitation-to-pianists.html

an invitation to CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES:
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-invitation-to-chamber-music-ensembles.html

an invitation to CONDUCTORS & INSTRUMENTAL & CHORAL ENSEMBLES:

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-invitation-to-conductors-ensembles.html

an invitation to STAGE DIRECTORS & THEATER COMPANIES:
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-invitation-to-stage-directors.html

an invitation to ARTS ADMINISTRATORS (MARKETING):
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/01/an-invitation-to-arts-administrators.html





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An invitation to CONDUCTORS & ENSEMBLES to participate in The American Prize competitions, 2014, to earn the recognition and reward you have worked so hard to achieve.

AUTOMATIC POSTMARK EXTENSIONS to APRIL 7, 2014


If you're a conductor, you and your ensemble have recordings. 

The American Prize wants to hear them.

Since 2010, The American Prize has provided evaluation, recognition and reward to America’s finest performing artists and composers. The American Prize is unique—the only national, nonprofit competitions in the performing arts based solely on the evaluation of commercial and noncommercial CD and DVD recordings. The American Prize has awarded more than $25,000 in prize money in all categories since 2010.
  • No live competition. The American Prize judges recorded performance only.
  • No age limits.
  • Separate divisions for professional, college/university, community, or high school age ensembles & their conductors.
  • Few repertoire restrictions.
  • Written evaluations to all contestants who rank “finalist” or higher.
  • Personalized certificates to all participants.
  • Cash prizes.
  • Published timelines for the announcement of semi-finalists, finalists and winners.
  • 1-page application form.
  • Low application fees.
  • Not-for-profit organization.
Complete information, application forms, biographies of judges and past winners: www.theamericanprize.org

Winners of The American Prize receive cash awards, award certificates, and unbiased written evaluations from our national panel of distinguished judges, but more importantly, laureates of The American Prize at all levels of achievement derive local, regional and national recognition to help them generate jobs, build audiences and sustain careers. In an age when the performing arts are more marginalized than ever before and media coverage harder than ever to get, The American Prize provides its contestants with the visibility and recognition they need to stand out from the rest.

2014 National Competitions for Conductors and Ensembles:
    The American Prize in Conducting
    The American Prize in Ensemble Performance
        Five divisions:    

                    orchestra
                    chorus
                    band/wind ensemble
                    opera
                    music theater
                    orchestral programming

                   
AUTOMATIC POSTMARK EXTENSIONS to APRIL 7, 2014

EASY:
1-page application form (on website—see "competitions" menu to download) www.theamericanprize.org
Send bio and photo by email.
Send CD, DVD or VHS tape by mail. All applications are acknowledged upon receipt.

ABOUT YOUR RECORDINGS:
You need not prepare a special recording for The American Prize. A previous recording, whether of a concert made in front of an audience or one created in a recording session without an audience, is perfectly acceptable. Neither the location nor the repertoire of any qualified individual or ensemble limits eligibility, provided the general guidelines have been met. Excellence within categories is the primary criteria for the selection of finalists and winners. The competitions are open to US citizens living in this country or abroad and others studying or working in the U.S. There is no restriction against previous winners re-applying.

Complete information: www.theamericanprize.org
Questions: please email theamericanprize@gmail.com

David Katz, chief judge
HCMT—The American Prize
25 Hamilton Drive, Suite 100
Danbury, CT  06811
203 746-2694

The American Prize is administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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If you're a performing artist or composer, 
you have recordings.

The American Prize wants to hear them.

Since 2010, The American Prize has provided evaluation, recognition and reward to America’s finest performing artists and composers. The American Prize is unique—the only national, nonprofit competitions in the performing arts based solely on the evaluation of commercial and noncommercial CD and DVD recordings. The American Prize has awarded more than $25,000 in prize money in all categories since 2010.
  • No live competition. The American Prize judges recorded performance only.
  • No age limits.
  • Separate divisions for professional, college/university, community, or high school age ensembles & their conductors.
  • Few repertoire restrictions.
  • Written evaluations to all contestants who rank “finalist” or higher.
  • Personalized certificates to all participants.
  • Cash prizes.
  • Published timelines for the announcement of semi-finalists, finalists and winners.
  • 1-page application form.
  • Low application fees.
  • Not-for-profit organization.
Complete information, application forms, biographies of judges and past winners: www.theamericanprize.org

Winners of The American Prize receive cash awards, award certificates, and unbiased written evaluations from our national panel of distinguished judges, but more importantly, laureates of The American Prize at all levels of achievement derive local, regional and national recognition to help them generate jobs, build audiences and sustain careers.

In an age when the performing arts are more marginalized than ever before and media coverage harder than ever to get, The American Prize provides its contestants with the visibility and recognition they need to stand out from the rest.

2014 National Competitions for Individuals & Small Ensembles:

Classical Vocalists—Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards:
        opera/operetta, art song/oratorio— plus Chicago Oratorio Award (additional             opportunity)
Pianists—solo, concerto
Composers—divisions for orchestral, choral, band and chamber music, new division for opera, music theater, theater or film music.
Chamber Music Ensembles

Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014
Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com

2014 National Competitions for conductors, stage directors, ensembles, arts administrators:
  • Orchestras
  • Choruses
  • Bands/Wind Ensembles
  • Opera and Musical Theater companies
  • Conductors & Stage Directors
  • Orchestral Programming—Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award
  • Arts Administrators/Arts Marketing
AUTOMATIC POSTMARK EXTENSIONS to APRIL 7, 2014

EASY:
1-page application form (on website—see "competitions" menu to download) www.theamericanprize.org
Send bio and photo by email.
Send CD, DVD or VHS tape by mail. All applications are acknowledged upon receipt.

ABOUT YOUR RECORDINGS:
You need not prepare a special recording for The American Prize. A previous recording, whether of a concert made in front of an audience or one created in a recording session without an audience, is perfectly acceptable. Neither the location nor the repertoire of any qualified individual or ensemble limits eligibility, provided the general guidelines have been met. Excellence within categories is the primary criteria for the selection of finalists and winners. The competitions are open to US citizens living in this country or abroad and others studying or working in the U.S. There is no restriction against previous winners re-applying.

Complete information: www.theamericanprize.org
Questions: please email theamericanprize@gmail.com

David Katz, chief judge
HCMT—The American Prize
25 Hamilton Drive, Suite 100
Danbury, CT  06811
203 746-2694

The American Prize is administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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An invitation to CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES to participate in The American Prize competitions, 2014, to earn the recognition and reward you have worked so hard to achieve.

Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014

Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com


If you're a member of a chamber music ensemble,
your group has recordings. 


The American Prize wants to hear them.

Since 2010, The American Prize has provided evaluation, recognition and reward to America’s finest performing artists and composers. The American Prize is unique—the only national, nonprofit competitions in the performing arts based solely on the evaluation of commercial and noncommercial CD and DVD recordings. The American Prize has awarded more than $25,000 in prize money in all categories since 2010.
  • No live competition. The American Prize judges recorded performance only.
  • No age limits.
  • Separate divisions for professional, college/university, community, or high school age artists.
  • Few repertoire restrictions.
  • Written evaluations to all contestants who rank “finalist” or higher.
  • Personalized certificates to all participants.
  • Cash prizes.
  • Published timelines for the announcement of semi-finalists, finalists and winners.
  • 1-page application form.
  • Low application fees.
  • Not-for-profit organization.
Complete information, application forms, biographies of judges and past winners: www.theamericanprize.org

Winners of The American Prize receive cash awards, award certificates, and unbiased written evaluations from our national panel of distinguished judges, but more importantly, laureates of The American Prize at all levels of achievement derive local, regional and national recognition to help them generate jobs, build audiences and sustain careers.

In an age when the performing arts are more marginalized than ever before and media coverage harder than ever to get, The American Prize provides its contestants with the visibility and recognition they need to stand out from the rest.

2014 National Competitions for Chamber Ensembles:
The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance.

   
Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014
Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com

EASY:
1-page application form (on website—see "competitions" menu to download) www.theamericanprize.org
Send bio and photo by email.
Send CD, DVD or VHS tape by mail. All applications are acknowledged upon receipt.

ABOUT YOUR RECORDINGS:
You need not prepare a special recording for The American Prize. A previous recording, whether of a concert made in front of an audience or one created in a recording session without an audience, is perfectly acceptable. Neither the location nor the repertoire of any qualified individual or ensemble limits eligibility, provided the general guidelines have been met. Excellence within categories is the primary criteria for the selection of finalists and winners. The competitions are open to US citizens living in this country or abroad and others studying or working in the U.S. There is no restriction against previous winners re-applying.

Complete information: www.theamericanprize.org
Questions: please email theamericanprize@gmail.com

David Katz, chief judge
HCMT—The American Prize
25 Hamilton Drive, Suite 100
Danbury, CT  06811
203 746-2694

The American Prize is administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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An invitation to COMPOSERS to participate in The American Prize competitions, 2014, to earn the recognition and reward you have worked so hard to achieve.

Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014
Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com


If you're a composer, or teach composition,
you and your students have recordings. 


The American Prize wants to hear them.
The American Prize judges works that have already been performed.

Since 2010, The American Prize has provided evaluation, recognition and reward to America’s finest performing artists and composers. The American Prize is unique—the only national, nonprofit competitions in the performing arts based solely on the evaluation of commercial and noncommercial CD and DVD recordings. The American Prize has awarded more than $25,000 in prize money in all categories since 2010.
  • No age limits.
  • Previously read or performed works only.
  • Separate divisions for professional and student composers.
  • Few repertoire restrictions.
  • Written evaluations to all contestants who rank “finalist” or higher.
  • Personalized certificates to all participants.
  • Cash prizes.
  • Published timelines for the announcement of semi-finalists, finalists and winners.
  • 1-page application form.
  • Low application fees.
  • Not-for-profit organization.
Complete information, application forms, biographies of judges and past winners: www.theamericanprize.org

Winners of The American Prize receive cash awards, award certificates, and unbiased written evaluations from our national panel of distinguished judges, but more importantly, laureates of The American Prize at all levels of achievement derive local, regional and national recognition to help them generate jobs, build audiences and sustain careers.

In an age when the performing arts are more marginalized than ever before and media coverage harder than ever to get, The American Prize provides its contestants with the visibility and recognition they need to stand out from the rest.

2014 National Competitions for Composers:
The American Prize in Composition:
    Five divisions:    

           music for orchestra
           music for chorus
           music for band/wind ensemble
           chamber music
           opera, musical theater, theater or film       

Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014

Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com

EASY:
1-page application form (on website—see "competitions" menu to download) www.theamericanprize.org
Send bio and photo by email.
Send CD, DVD or VHS tape by mail. All applications are acknowledged upon receipt.

ABOUT YOUR RECORDINGS:
You need not prepare a special recording for The American Prize. A previous recording, whether of a concert made in front of an audience or one created in a recording session without an audience, is perfectly acceptable. Neither the location nor the repertoire of any qualified individual or ensemble limits eligibility, provided the general guidelines have been met. Excellence within categories is the primary criteria for the selection of finalists and winners. The competitions are open to US citizens living in this country or abroad and others studying or working in the U.S. There is no restriction against previous winners re-applying.

Complete information: www.theamericanprize.org
Questions: please email theamericanprize@gmail.com

David Katz, chief judge
HCMT—The American Prize
25 Hamilton Drive, Suite 100
Danbury, CT  06811
203 746-2694

The American Prize is administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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An invitation to CLASSICAL VOCALISTS to participate in The American Prize competitions, 2014, to earn the recognition and reward you have worked so hard to achieve.

Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014
Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com

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If you're a classical vocalist, or voice teacher,
you and your students have recordings. 


The American Prize wants to hear them.

Since 2010, The American Prize has provided evaluation, recognition and reward to America’s finest performing artists and composers. The American Prize is unique—the only national, nonprofit competitions in the performing arts based solely on the evaluation of commercial and noncommercial CD and DVD recordings. The American Prize has awarded more than $25,000 in prize money in all categories since 2010.
  • No live competition. The American Prize judges recorded performance only.
  • No age limits.
  • Separate divisions for professional, college/university, community, or high school age artists.
  • Few repertoire restrictions.
  • Written evaluations to all contestants who rank “finalist” or higher.
  • Personalized certificates to all participants.
  • Cash prizes.
  • Published timelines for the announcement of semi-finalists, finalists and winners.
  • 1-page application form.
  • Low application fees.
  • Not-for-profit organization.
Complete information, application forms, biographies of judges, and past winners: www.theamericanprize.org

Winners of The American Prize receive cash awards, award certificates, and unbiased written evaluations from our national panel of distinguished judges, but more importantly, laureates of The American Prize at all levels of achievement derive local, regional and national recognition to help them generate jobs, build audiences and sustain careers.

In an age when the performing arts are more marginalized than ever before and media coverage harder than ever to get, The American Prize provides its contestants with the visibility and recognition they need to stand out from the rest.

2014 National Competitions for Vocalists:
The American Prize in Vocal Performance
    Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards:
    Two divisions:
        opera/operetta
        art song/oratorio

Plus: Chicago Oratorio Award (separate opportunity)
  
Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014
Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com

EASY:
1-page application form (on website—see "competitions" menu to download) www.theamericanprize.org
Send bio and photo by email.
Send CD, DVD or VHS tape by mail. All applications are acknowledged upon receipt.

ABOUT YOUR RECORDINGS:
You need not prepare a special recording for The American Prize. A previous recording, whether of a concert made in front of an audience or one created in a recording session without an audience, is perfectly acceptable. Neither the location nor the repertoire of any qualified individual or ensemble limits eligibility, provided the general guidelines have been met. Excellence within categories is the primary criteria for the selection of finalists and winners. The competitions are open to US citizens living in this country or abroad and others studying or working in the U.S. There is no restriction against previous winners re-applying.

Complete information: www.theamericanprize.org
Questions: please email theamericanprize@gmail.com

David Katz, chief judge
HCMT—The American Prize
25 Hamilton Drive, Suite 100
Danbury, CT  06811
203 746-2694

The American Prize is administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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An invitation to PIANISTS to participate in The American Prize competitions, 2014, to earn the recognition and reward you have worked so hard to achieve.

Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014

Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com

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If you're a classical pianist, or piano teacher,
you and your students have recordings. 


The American Prize wants to hear them.

Since 2010, The American Prize has provided evaluation, recognition and reward to America’s finest performing artists and composers. The American Prize is unique—the only national, nonprofit competitions in the performing arts based solely on the evaluation of commercial and noncommercial CD and DVD recordings. The American Prize has awarded more than $25,000 in prize money in all categories since 2010.
  • No live competition. The American Prize judges recorded performance only.
  • No age limits.
  • Separate divisions for professional, college/university, community, or high school age artists.
  • Few repertoire restrictions.
  • Written evaluations to all contestants who rank “finalist” or higher.
  • Personalized certificates to all participants.
  • Cash prizes.
  • Published timelines for the announcement of semi-finalists, finalists and winners.
  • 1-page application form.
  • Low application fees.
  • Not-for-profit organization.
Complete information, application forms, biographies of judges and past winners: www.theamericanprize.org

Winners of The American Prize receive cash awards, award certificates, and unbiased written evaluations from our national panel of distinguished judges, but more importantly, laureates of The American Prize at all levels of achievement derive local, regional and national recognition to help them generate jobs, build audiences and sustain careers.

In an age when the performing arts are more marginalized than ever before and media coverage harder than ever to get, The American Prize provides its contestants with the visibility and recognition they need to stand out from the rest.

2014 National Competitions for Pianists:
The American Prize in Piano Performance:
    Two divisions:
        solo piano
        concerto

(piano duos and piano ensembles, please see the Chamber Music competition on the website.)

Postmark Deadline Thursday, February 13, 2014

Automatic extensions (until February 25) are available to those who need more time. Simply email the office directly to let us know of your intention to apply: theamericanprize@gmail.com

EASY:
1-page application form (on website—see "competitions" menu to download) www.theamericanprize.org
Send bio and photo by email.
Send CD, DVD or VHS tape by mail. All applications are acknowledged upon receipt.

ABOUT YOUR RECORDINGS:
You need not prepare a special recording for The American Prize. A previous recording, whether of a concert made in front of an audience or one created in a recording session without an audience, is perfectly acceptable. Neither the location nor the repertoire of any qualified individual or ensemble limits eligibility, provided the general guidelines have been met. Excellence within categories is the primary criteria for the selection of finalists and winners. The competitions are open to US citizens living in this country or abroad and others studying or working in the U.S. There is no restriction against previous winners re-applying.

Complete information: www.theamericanprize.org
Questions: please email theamericanprize@gmail.com

David Katz, chief judge
HCMT—The American Prize
25 Hamilton Drive, Suite 100
Danbury, CT  06811
203 746-2694

The American Prize is administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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Happy New Year from The American Prize, now celebrating its 5th year.
Providing evaluation, recognition and reward to America's finest performing artists, ensembles and composers. The American Prize has awarded more than $25,000
in all categories since 2010.

2013 WINNERS' pages for COMPOSERS, PIANISTS and VOCALISTS have been updated on our website, where complete 2014 competition information may now be found. Please make us aware of any misprints. theamericanprize@gmail.com

COMPOSERS: http://www.theamericanprize.org/compwinners2012.html

PIANISTS: http://www.theamericanprize.org/pianowinners2012.html

VOCALISTS: http://www.theamericanprize.org/vocalwinners2012.html
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The American Prize celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2014.

All 2014 competitions have now been updated on our website: www.theamericanprize.org

Contests for 2014 include those for classical vocalists, pianists, composers, conductors and performing arts ensembles.

NEW competitions in 2014:

Chamber Music Performance (Ensembles)
http://www.theamericanprize.org/ChamberPerformance.html

Stage Directors (theater, musical theater, opera)
http://www.theamericanprize.org/actors.html

Theater Performance:
http://www.theamericanprize.org/theaterperf.html

Arts Administrators/Arts Marketing
http://www.theamericanprize.org/adminmarketing.html

and for composers:

Music for Theater, Opera, Musical Theater and Film
http://www.theamericanprize.org/operamusictheater.html

See the website for deadlines and all requirements. Questions? Please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

Winners pages will be updated on the site shortly to include 2013 laureates.

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Happy holidays from The American Prize!
Wishing all our Laureates, Judges and Friends a most happy, healthy and musical 2014.
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The American Prize is pleased to announce a NEW contest in CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE, 2014, for chamber ensembles of all kinds. Details here: http://www.theamericanprize.org/ChamberPerformance.html

The following Contest Information has been updated on our website for 2014:

Application deadline for these categories:
February 13, 2014

VOICE:
Opera/Operetta
Art Song/Oratorio
including the Chicago Oratorio Award (additional opportunity)

COMPOSITION:
Orchestra
Chorus
Concert Band
Chamber Music
new: Opera/Musical Theater/Stage/Film

PIANO:
Solo
Concerto

Additional contests for 2014 (and 2013 winners pages) will be updated shortly.

www.theamericanprize.org

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Deadlines for the other 2014 competitions have been announced.

VOCALISTS, PIANISTS COMPOSERS:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

CONDUCTORS & ENSEMBLES: 
AUTOMATIC POSTMARK EXTENSIONS to APRIL 7, 2014

NEW COMPETITIONS to be added in 2014:

Chamber Music Ensembles:
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stage Directors, Arts Administrators:
AUTOMATIC POSTMARK EXTENSIONS to APRIL 7, 2014


Updated information and application forms for the remaining contests will be posted to the website soon. www.theamericanprize.org
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