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The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in orchestra 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.

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

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—professional orchestra division

Yutaka Kono
    Burlington Chamber Orchestra
    Burlington VT  PR  Yes
Genevieve Leclair
    Boston Ballet Orchestra
    Boston MA
Jason Lim
    Odysseus N. Texas Chamber Orchestra
    McKinney TX
Paul Mauffray
    Hradec Kralove Philharmonic
    Czech Republic
 Walter Morales
    Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
    Greensburg PA
Ryan Murray
    Music in the Mountains Festival
    Grass Valley CA
Miran Vaupotich
    Malta Philharmonic
    Valletta MALTA


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university orchestra division

Hector Aguero
    Willamette U. Chamber Orchestra
    Salem OR
James Allen Anderson
    Universityof Delaware Symphony Orchestra
    Newark DE
Ricardo Averbach
    Miami U. Symphony Orchestra
    Oxford OH
Thomas Taylor Dickey
    Oklahoma State U. Symphony Orchestra
    Stillwater OK
Mathias Elmer
    University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    Memphis TN
Gonzalo Farias
    U. of Illinois Symphony Orchestra
    Urbana IL 
Peter J. Folliard
    Eastman Philharmonia
    Rochester NY
David Gargaro
    Bard Conservatory Orchestra
    New York NY
Lance H. Inouye
    Lewis & Clark Orchestra
    Portland OR
Lev Ivanov
    IL Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra
    Bloomington IL 
Jaclyn Johnson
    UT Symphony Orchestra
    Knoxville TN
Chris Younghoon Kim
    Cornell Chamber Orchestra
    Ithaca NY
Jeffrey Klefstad
    All University Orchestra
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh PA
Yutaka Kono
    The University of Vermont
    Symphony Orchestra
    Burlington VT
Aaron Kuan
    Dudley House Orchestra
    Cambridge MA
Genevieve Leclair
    Syracuse University Symphony
    Syracuse NY
Jaemi Loeb
    Centre College Orchestra
    Danville KY
Eunseok Seo
    KSU Orchestra
    Kent OH  CU  Yes
Kevin Sutterlin
    University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    Memphis TN


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community orchestra division

Matthew Cody
    Oneota Valley Community Orchestra
    Decorah IA 
Lois Ferrari
    Austin Civic Orchestra
    Austin TX
Thomas Rainey
    Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
    Round Rock TX
Grant Harville
    Idaho State Civic Symphony
    Pocatello ID
Matthew Hooper
    West Shore Symphony Orchestra
    Mechanicsburg PA
Yutaka Kono
    Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra
    Middlebury VT
Aaron Kuan
    Dudley House Orchestra
    Cambridge MA
Zachary D. McCoy
    Balmoral Chamber Orchestra
    Memphis TN
Walter Morales
    Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
    Pittsburgh PA
David P. Sartor
    The Parthenon Chamber Orchestra
    Nashville TN
Toru Tagawa
    Tucson Repertory Orchestra
    Tucson AZ


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—youth and school orchestra division (corrected)

Robert W. Boardman
    South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras
    South Bend IN
Orlando Cela
    North Carolina Governor's School Orchestra
    Winston-Salem NC
Cheung Chau
    Utah All-State Orchestra
    Salt Lake City UT
Alyze Dreiling
    YPO Soloists Ensemble
    San Diego CA 
Farkhad Khudyev
    Youth Music Monterey
    Monterey CA
Yutaka Kono
    Vermont Youth Philharmonia
    Burlington VT
Michael Webster
    Houston Youth Symphony
    Houston TX
Ryan Murray
    Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra
    Modesto CA  YO  Yes
Ron Polomchak
    Schaumburg Youth Concert Orchestra
    Schaumburg IL
Carolyn Watson
    Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
    Interlochen MI

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The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in choral 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.

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

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—professional chorus division

Douglas Buchanan       
    The Choir of St. David's      
    Baltimore MD
Wendy K. Moy
    Chorosynthesis Singers
    Seatlle WA
Brian A. Schmidt
    South Dakota Chorale  
    Sioux Falls SD
Jeremiah Selvey
    Chorosynthesis Singers
    Seattle WA


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university chorus division

Cory Alexander
    UF Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale
    Gainesville FL
John Cuk
    Manhattanville College Choir & Women's Vocal Ensemble
    Purchase N
Alexa Doebele
    Concordia Univ. Wisconsin Kammerchor
    Mequon WI
David Fryling
    Hofstra Chamber Choir & Hofstra Chorale
    Hempstead NY
Jaclyn Johnson
    Chamber & Concert Choirs
    Knoxville TN 
Nancy Menk
    Saint Mary's College Women's Choir
    Notre Dame IN
Richard Nance
     Pacific Lutheran Univ. Choir of the West
    Tacoma WA
Michael Robert Patch
    UMKC Conser.of Music and Dance Conservatory Singers
    Kansas City MO
Erin Plisco
    Collegiate Choir East Carolina Univ.
    Greenville NC
Catherine Sailer
    Univ. of Denver Lamont Chorale
    Denver CO
Beverly Taylor
    UW-Madison Choral Union
    Madison WI
Eliezer G. Yanson Jr.
    Bob Jones University Singers
    Greenville SC 


SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—community chorus division

Douglas Buchanan
    Canticum Novum Chamber Chorus
    Baltimore MD
Wei Cheng
    Denison U. Concert Choir
    Granville OH
David Fryling   
    eVoco Mixed Ensemble & Women's Ensemble
    Lynbrook NY
Reginald M. Houze
    The Weddington UMC/First BC Worcester Choirs
    Charlotte NC
Alex Favazza
    Tallahassee Community Chorus
    Tallahassee FL 
Sean Linfors
    Tallahassee Community Chorus
    Tallahassee FL 



SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—youth and high school chorus division

William Bennett
    Cane Bay Choirs
    Summerville SC
Amy Johnston Blosser
    Bexley  Vocal Ensemble
    Bexley OH  
Philip Brown
    Concert Choir
    Minnetonka MN
Patrick K. Freer
    2015 ACDA Male Honor Choir
    Statewide (FL)
Tatiana Kats
    Columbus International Children's Choir
    Columbus OH
Michael Korn
    Oliver Ames Concert Choir and Chamber
    Orch./Sharon Community Chamber Orch.
    Easton/Sharon MA   
Patrick Ryan
    Delphian Choir
    Great Falls MT  


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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! 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 in several weeks. 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 "

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Congratulations to all semi-finalists.



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The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 SEMI-FINALIST conductors in the band 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.

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

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university band division

Hector Aguero  
    Willamette U. Wind Ensemble           
    Salem OR
Joel Bein 
    U Michigan Symphony Band & Chamber Winds   
    Ann Arbor MI
Charlie G. Blanco III  
    Arizona State Wind Orchestra           
    Tempe AZ
Cormac Cannon  
    Univ.of SC Symphonic Winds               
    Columbia SC
Joel Michael Graham  
    UNH Wind Symphony & Concert Band       
    Durham NH
Jaclyn Hartenberger  
    Hodgson Wind Symphony                
    Athens GA 
Kevin Michael Holzman  
    The Eastman Wind Ensemble & Wind Orch.       
    Rochester NY
Jaemi Loeb  
    Centre College Wind Ensemble           
    Danville KY
Thomas McCauley  
    Montclair State Univ. Wind Symphony       
    Montclair NJ
Russell G. McCutcheon  
    Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony       
    Gettysburg PA
Jason H. Nam  
    I.U.Jacobs School of Music Concert Band       
    Bloomington
Andrew Pease  
    Arizona State Univ. Wind Bands           
    Tempe AZ
Andrew Pease  
    Sun Valley Chamber Winds               
    Scottsdale AZ   
Brett A. Richardson  
    UIW Wind Ensemble                    
    San Antonio TX
Shawn Smith  
    UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble           
    Charlotte NC
Mark Tse  
    U. of Washington Wind Ensemble           
    Seattle WA
Nicholas Enrico Williams  
    U.of North Texas Wind Ensemble            
    Denton TX
Ryan Yahl  
    IU Dept of Bands                   
    Bloomington IN
Chee Weng Yim  
    Frost Wind Ensemble                   
    Coral Gables FL
        

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—school/community band division

Kaleb Benda      
    Centennial High Band              
    Frisco TX
Trent A. Hollinger   
    Quincy Concert Band              
    Quincy IL
Brian Hughes       
    Quad City Wind Ensemble          
    Davenport IA
Michael Knight   
    St. Norbert Comm. Band          
    De Pere WI
Brian Messier       
    Belchertown HS Wind Ensemble      
    Belchertown MA
Brian Messier       
    The Valley Winds               
    Amherst MA
Mark Tse       
    U.of Washington Concert Band      
    Seattle WA  CM

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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! 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 in several weeks. 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 "

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Congratulations to all semi-finalists.


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The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers of chamber music, in both 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.

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—Chamber Music (professional division)

Adrienne Albert    Los Angeles CA
    War Stories
John Allemeier    Huntersville NC
    The Devil's Turn   
Aaron Alter    Carlsbad CA
    Homage to Josquin   
William Ashworth    Medford OR
    Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, The Dove in Love with the Moon, Meadowlands
David Avshalomov    Santa Monica CA
    Sonata   
Leonard V. Ball, Jr.    Wintersville GA
    The World Turns Softly   
Samuel Beebe    Philadelphia PA
    Rocking Chair Child
Jennifer Bellor    Henderson NV
    Reste (Stay)
Ofer Ben-Amots    Colorado Springs CO
    The Odessa Trio   
Jeffrey Bernstein    La Canada/Flintridge CA
    Quintet No. 2
John G. Bilotta    Concord CA
    The Song of the Hermit Thrush   
Robert J. Bradshaw    Gloucester MA
    Sonata No.6 "One-way Ticket"   
Sy Brandon    Cottonwood AZ
    Shenanigans, Variations, Badinerie, Three Moods
Douglas Buchanan    Cockeysville MD
    Scots and Waters   
Matthew Burtner    Charlottesville VA
    The Ceiling Floats Away
Oliver Caplan    Medford MA
    Illuminated by the Light of Two Ships Passing in the Night, Fanfare for the Importance of Imagination, My Elephant Cloud   
Daniel M. Cavanagh    Arlington TX
    Waves   
Thomas Childs    Traverse City MI
    tritonicity, Critical Mass, chachi ka, Roulette   
Allen Cohen    New Providence NJ
    Duo-Partita, Sculpture Garden Suite
Ethan Cypress    Oneonta NY
    Toy Suite
Joel Scott Davis    Hoover AL
    Songs of Liberty   
Dante De Silva    Tarzana CA
    A Year of Strife   
Cyril Deaconoff    Oakland CA
    Winter Dream   
Justin N. Dello Joio    New York NY
    Due Per Due; The March of Folly
Nicholas DeMaison    Troy NY
    from perfect nowhere   
Wallace DePue Sr.    Bowling Green OH
    Sonata Lycanthrope
Daniel Elder    Nashville TN
    The Ties Eternal
Paul Elwood    Greeley CO
    Plutonic Winds   
Gregory Fritze    Daytona Beach Shores FL
    Petite Suite   
Kenneth Froelich    Fresno CA
    Sonata for Clarinet & Piano   
Jack Gallagher    Wooster
    OH EXOTIC DANCES   
Amos Gillespie    Chicago IL
    The Spanish Speakers   
Edgar Girtain    Riverdale NJ
    TRIO   
William P. Gorton    Decatur IL
    Epiphany, Light My Light, Thirst
John C. Griffin    Portage MI
    Pidgin Piano   
Ellen Ruth Harrison    Cincinnati OH
    All One Can Imagine
Ching-chu Hu    Newark OH
    Dragonfly   
Shawn Hundley    Port Orange FL
    Duoesque for Clarinet and Piano   
Derek Keller    Carmichael CA
    Mixtures~Crossfades~Foci   
Mark Lackey    Birmingham AL
    PARTICLES
Andrea LaRose    Praha 6 Czech Republic
     Zwiefache: jenny, the dirndl queen of ghana   
Andrew List    Boston MA
    String Quarter No.5 "Time Cycles"   
Lansing D. McLoskey    Miami FL
    Rite   
Timothy Lee Miller    Mahwah NJ
    224 slices of pi, The Appalachian
Michael Murray    Springfield MO
    Neutral Tones
Ian Ng    New York NY
    Think Twice-Three Little Musical Games   
David R. Peoples    Buford GA
    Cactus Blooms
Mark Petering    Kenosha WI
    Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (string quartet)   
Jakub Polaczyk    Astoria NY
    String Quartet
Sun Mi Ro    Orlando FL
    Three Invocations
Emilio Solla    Brooklyn NY
    Cowuersas (Al Lado Del Agua), 
Llegara, Llegara, Llegara   
Greg A. Steinke    Depoe Bay OR
    Lifschey Cards II, Expressions   
Brandon Stewart    Ridgefield WA
    Facades, Spectra, Six Vignettes   
Kotoka Suzuki    Chicago IL
    In Praise of Shadows   
Waddy Thompson    New York NY
    Seasons of New York
Daniel Tressel    Lansing MI
    Trio Rustico   
William Vollinger    Woodcliff Lake NJ
    Stalin and the Little Girl (an icon), Faes, Feces and Categorization
Kirsten Volness    Providence RI
    Tree of Life, Complacency Will Kill You, Alone Together 
P. Kellach Waddle    Austin TX
    A Vonnegut Quintet   
Judith Lang Zaimont    Maricopa AZ
    ZONES


The American Prize in Composition—Chamber Music (student division)

Navid Bargrizan    Gainesville FL
    10 Aphorisms, Tuning Exercise Nr. 1

Danielle Bees    Yucca Valley CA
    Stars

Jean-Patrick Besingrand    Pittsburgh PA
    Instants ephemeres, MeandresDan Caputo    Los Angeles CA
    out of nothing

Yihan Chen    Planifield IN
    Spirits-River: a piano sonata

Daniel J. Choi    Centreville VA
    iota

Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH
    Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Botticellian Trees, Sol Negro

Daniel Despins    Wilmington DE
    Medusa

Garrett Michael George    La Mirada CA
    The Song Goes On

Daniel Godsil    Monmouth IL
    Rust, Reinforced

Phillip Golub    Pacific Palisades CA
    Turn

Ian Evans Guthrie    Fort Worth TX
    Journey Through Cascadia

John Hey    Philadelphia PA
    Demapping

Dana Kaufman    Miami FL
    Halcyon Disquiet
Sangwon Lee    Champaign IL    
    String Quartet No. 1
Joungmin Lee    Columbus OH
    String Quartet

Christopher Lowry    Antioch TN
    A Cypress Prelude, Overture to a New Day, 

     The American Dream-An Anthem
Aaron Mencher    Johns Creek GA
    Fast-Forward

Jonathan Newmark    Burke VA
    Piano Quintet

Eun-Chul Oh    Bloomington IN
    The Night Sky

Zachary Ploeger    Pipestone MN
    Miniatures, Trio

Lara Poe    Chestnut Hill MA
    Divergence

Hilary Purrington    New Haven CT
    A Sound Soul in a Sound Body

Julia Riew    St.Louis MO
    The Executioners Dream

Justin Rito    Grand Rapids MI
    reaching/failing

Andrew M. Smith    Manorville NY
    Angel Oak

Phong Tran    Woodstock GA
    Torsion

Qianqian Yu    Gainesville FL
    Steps


***

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! 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 in several weeks. 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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The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive list of 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers of chamber music, in the student division. Congratulations! (Professional division semi-finalists will be announced separately.)

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.

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—Chamber Music (student division)

Navid Bargrizan    Gainesville FL
    10 Aphorisms, Tuning Exercise Nr. 1

Danielle Bees    Yucca Valley CA
    Stars

Jean-Patrick Besingrand    Pittsburgh PA
    Instants ephemeres, MeandresDan Caputo    Los Angeles CA
    out of nothing

Yihan Chen    Planifield IN
    Spirits-River: a piano sonata

Daniel J. Choi    Centreville VA
    iota

Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH
    Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Botticellian Trees, Sol Negro

Daniel Despins    Wilmington DE
    Medusa

Garrett Michael George    La Mirada CA
    The Song Goes On

Daniel Godsil    Monmouth IL
    Rust, Reinforced

Phillip Golub    Pacific Palisades CA
    Turn

Ian Evans Guthrie    Fort Worth TX
    Journey Through Cascadia

John Hey    Philadelphia PA
    Demapping

Dana Kaufman    Miami FL
    Halcyon Disquiet
Sangwon Lee    Champaign IL
    String Quartet No. 1
Joungmin Lee    Columbus OH
    String Quartet

Christopher Lowry    Antioch TN    
    Romanza, Concert Fantasy, Livewire! 
Aaron Mencher    Johns Creek GA
    Fast-Forward

Jonathan Newmark    Burke VA
    Piano Quintet

Eun-Chul Oh    Bloomington IN
    The Night Sky

Zachary Ploeger    Pipestone MN
    Miniatures, Trio

Lara Poe    Chestnut Hill MA
    Divergence

Hilary Purrington    New Haven CT
    A Sound Soul in a Sound Body

Julia Riew    St.Louis MO
    The Executioners Dream

Justin Rito    Grand Rapids MI
    reaching/failing

Andrew M. Smith    Manorville NY
    Angel Oak

Phong Tran    Woodstock GA
    Torsion

Qianqian Yu    Gainesville FL
    Steps


***

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! 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 in several weeks. 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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The American Prize is pleased to announce an impressive (and extensive) listing of 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers for orchestra 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.

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—Orchestra (professional division)

 Lee Actor    Monte Sereno CA    
     Divertimento for Small Orchestra
 Mark Arnest    Colorado Springs CO   
     Ludlow: Four Scenes for Orchestra
 Jennifer Bellor    Henderson NV   
     Familiar Stranger
 Jeffrey Bernstein    La Canada/Flintridge CA   
     Dreams of Japan
 Douglas Buchanan    Cockeysville MD   
     Malleus  
 William Campbell    Davenport IA   
    Coyote Dances, Where the River Bends
 Nickitas Demos    Atlanta GA   
     New World Sketches
 Robert Denham    La Mirada CA   
     Under the Shadow
 Nancy Bloomer Deussen    Mountain View CA   
     Journey of the Heart, Trinity Alps
 Rocco Di Pietro    Columbus OH   
     The Art of Imaginal Listening—A Symphony
 Ezra Donner    Buffalo NY
     Mountain Suite
 Daniel Elder    Nashville TN   
     Phaethon's Ride
 Karim Elmahmoudi    Los Angeles CA   
     EarthRise
 Hakki Cengiz Eren    Los Angeles CA   
     Buffavento  
 Kenneth Froelich    Fresno CA   
     Through Cloudy & Cracked Lenses
 Jack Gallagher    Wooster OH  
     Symphony No. 2 "Ascendant"
 Edgar Girtain    Riverdale NJ
     Isolation: Day
 Ben Goldberg    Brooklyn NY   
     Reconnecting
 Jonathan Graybill    Willow Street PA   
     Nightscape  
 Ching-chu Hu    Newark OH   
     Violin Spirit
 Michael Karp    New York NY   
     Affirmation
 Michael Kiefer    Tucson AZ   
     Psalm
 Feng-Hsu Lee    Hartford CT   
     A Kite with a Broken String
 Patricia Leonard    New York NY   
     My Dearest Friend  
 Kamyar Mohajer    Santa Clara CA    
     Bliss
 Allen Molineux    Dothan AL   
     Trifles
 Jorge A Muniz    Mishawaka IN
     Concerto No. 2—"American Nights"
 Michael Murray    Springfield MO   
     Four Songs of Solomon
 Charles Nichols    Blacksburg VA
     Nicolo, Jimi and John
 Shawn E Okpebholo    Wheaton IL   
     Kutimbua Kivumbi (stomp the dust)
 John Peel    Salem OR
     Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
 Mark Petering    Kenosha WI   
     Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
 Daniel Rein    Jersey City NJ
     Improvisations on Misirlou
 Lucas Richman    Bangor ME   
     Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth
 Miguel A Roig-Francoli    Cincinnati OH   
     Three Astral Poems
 Scott Anthony Shell    Sedona AZ   
    Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra
 Max Simoncic    Stockton CA   
     Juxtapose, Concerto for Sax
 Greg A Steinke    Depoe Bay OR   
     Beijing Impressions
 Jorge Variego    Knoxville TN
     Colors
 P. Kellach Waddle    Austin TX   
     The Edge of Sad Dreams, Tapestries, Sinfonia in       forma di tre intermezzi
 Robert Wendel    New York NY   
     A Halloween Trilogy
 Yoko Wylegala    Squamish WA   
     Overture Voyage
 Judith Lang Zaimont    Maricopa AZ   
     PURE, COOL (Water) 

The American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division)

 Jean-Patrick Besingrand    Pittsburgh PA   
     Sur les ailes du temps, A la poursuite de plume
 Ethan Braun    Tarzana CA   
     Ascending
 Yihan Chen    Planifield IN   
     Phantasms
 Daniel J Choi    Centreville VA
     scaena ager
 Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH   
     From Sombre Lands, Grounds
 Yunkyung Hong    Madison WI   
     Translucency 
 Maxwell Karmazyn    Santa Monica CA   
     Le Voyage d'une Vie 
 Jihyun Kim    Ithaca NY   
     A Little Tramp Walking in the Assembly Line
 Minhee Lee    Seoul South Korea   
     Flash
 Sangwon Lee    Champaign IL   
     Passacaglia
 Christopher Lowry    Antioch TN   
     A Cypress Prelude, Overture to a New Day,
     The American Dream—An Anthem

 Marlene A Miller    West Grove PA   
     Animus
 William Montgomery    Reno NV   
     Carolino's Nightmare
 Scott Rubin    Berkeley CA   
     less than equals three
 Lucas Marshall Smith    Champaign IL   
     …through a glass, darkly…
 Qianqian Yu    Gainesville FL   
     Searching for the Past 


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The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive listing of 2016 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.

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—Choral (professional division)

 Adrienne Albert    Los Angeles CA
    MALALA
 Stephen Anderson    Mebane NC
    Isaiah  
 Jeffrey Bernstein    La Canada/Flintridge CA
    The Human Journey; Tonight I Can Write
 Jenni Brandon    Long Beach CA
    We are Joy
 Douglas Buchanan    Cockeysville MD
    Blessed be that Maid Mairie; Ubi Caritas; Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
 Steve Butler    Santa Barbara CA
    St Nicholas the Wonderworker
 Oliver Caplan    Medford MA
    Roots & Wings
 John F Cavallaro    Princeton NJ
    Lost and Found
 Michael Cox    Fort Worth TX
    Deo Gratias  
 David Horace Davies    Rowlett TX
    Ubi Caritas
 Cyril Deaconoff    Oakland CA
    Gloria
 Wallace DePue Sr    Bowling Green OH
    Annabel Lee
 Nancy Bloomer Deussen    Mountain View CA
    Gloria
 Otter Dreaming    Decorah IA
    I Recall
 Daniel Elder    Nashville TN
    Tempest Rhapsody
Joshua Fishbein    Rockville MD
    Psalms; Songs and Blues
 Ralf Yusuf Gawlick    Newton MA
    Missa gentis humanae
 Ann K Gebuhr    Houston TX
    Pax vobiscum
 Edgar Girtain    Riverdale NJ
    Three Seasons
 Arthur Gottschalk    Houston TX
    Requiem: For the Living
 Gerald Gurss    Charlotte NC
    Glenda and Lauree—Certain Kinds of Love Never Die
 Daniel Hughes    Newark CA
    selected works
 Jennifer Jolley    Delaware OH
    Prisoner of Conscience
 Thomas Juneau    North Brunswick NJ
    Te Deum
 Elise Letourneau    Orleans ON, Canada
    Voices of Earth; Prayer; Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
 Timothy S McDonnell    Conshohocken PA
    Adventus
 Lansing D McLoskey    Miami FL
    […]Qumran Psa[lms…]
 Denice M Rippentrop    Scottsdale AZ
    The Lamb Slain
 Miguel A Roig-Francoli    Cincinnati OH
    Five Gothic Miniatures
 Paul John Rudoi    Minneapolis MN
    Miniyama Nayo; Alleluia; and selected works
 Geoffrey Stanton    Ann Arbor MI
    Two Songs of Unity and Amen
 Karen P Thomas    Seattle WA
    Caritas abundat; Lux Lucis; Yonati
 William Vollinger    Woodcliff Lake NJ
    Two Banquets; The Torrent

The American Prize in Composition—Choral (student division)

Yihan Chen    Planifield IN
    Immolation; Shui Guang Lian Yan

 Peter Neil Dayton III    Terrace Park OH
    Fair Flower of Northumberland; Light and Mystery

 Mary Hansen-Murdock    Marana AZ
    Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

 Charlie Leftridge    Mankato MN
    of seasons have I sung Matthew Recio    Commack NY
    How to Survive Vesuvius; They Say Memories

 Barry Sharp    Ithaca NY
    A Clear Midnight Lucas Marshall Smith    Champaign IL
    Lux Aeterna  Harriet Steinke    Grosse Pointe MI
    Stille Nacht


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The American Prize is pleased to announce 2016 SEMI-FINALIST composers in the OPERA/THEATER/FILM 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.

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, professional division

John Allemeier    Huntersville NC
   Deep Water: The Murder Ballads   
Curtis Bryant    Union City GA
   The Secret Agent, Zabette    
Douglas Buchanan    Cockeysville MD
    Prospero Variations  
Cyril Deacoff    Oakland CA
    The Last Tycoon   
Justin N Dello Joio    New York NY
    Blue Mountain  
Ezra Donner    Buffalo NY
    Ile, a sung drama in one act    
Avner Finberg    Ithaca NY
    A Taste of Damnation   
Raymond Horton    Floyds Knobs IN
    Searching For America  
Gordon Ring    Farmville VA
    Highway    
Allen Shearer    Oakland CA
    Middlemarch in Spring    
Judith Lynn Stillman    Providence RI
    When the Music Stopped  


The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM, student division

Douglas Brown    Morgantown WV
    The Problem with This German   
Georgi T Dimitrov    Los Angeles CA
    Maximus: An Opera in One Act   
Dayton Kinney    Durham NC
    Cold Hands   
Harriet Steinke    Grosse Pointe MI
    Somewhere in Europe   

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The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST women in opera and operetta for 2016 in all divisions. 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 honored many 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 this fall. 

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

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional division (women), 2016

Elizabeth Baldwin    Sylvania OH

Melisa Bonetti    Cincinnati OH

Keely Bosworth Borland    Greenbelt MD

Samantha Britt    New York NY 

Kisma Jordan    Detroit MI 

Manna KnJoi    Stallings NC

Anna Laurenzo    Urbandale IA

Alexandra Loutsion    Chicago IL 

Emily Martin    Lewisburg PA

Lindsey L. McKee    Tulsa OK

Jessica Satava    Baltimore MD

Rachele Schmiege    Jamaica Plain MA 

Jenna Siladie    New York NY 

Zoe Vandermeer    Gaylordsville CT

Susan Wheeler    Burke VA

Sara Womble    Brighton MA

  

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/ university opera division (women), 2016

Ksenia Berestovskaya    Boston MA

Alyssa Brode    Los Angeles CA

Kelsey Debner    Austin TX

Lauren K. Frey    Pittsburgh PA

Beibei Guan    Fresh Meadow NY

Taryn Holback    Reisterstown MD

Natalie Logan    Dallas TX 

Amber Marsh    Los Angeles CA 

Elizabeth Moran    New York NY 

Samantha Schmid    Boston MA 


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school opera division (women), 2016

Caitlin Chisham    Holts Summit MO

Lilith Sarkar    Los Altos CA

Alexandra Taylor    Naples FL
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The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST women in art song and oratorio for 2016. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced next month, 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 honored many 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 this fall. 

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

The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—professional art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Elizabeth Ann Benson    Auburn AL

Teresa Winner Blume    Needham MA   

Melisa Bonetti    Cincinnati OH   

Samantha Britt    New York NY   

Joanie Brittingham    New York NY   

Laura Osgood Brown    Interlochen MI   

Danielle Buonaiuto    Brooklyn NY   

Tania Arazi Coambs    Champaign IL 

Sarah Nelson Craft    Brooklyn NY   

Carley DeFranco    Somerville MA   

Lily Guerrero    Chicago IL   

Rachel Joselson    Iowa City IA 

Michele Elizabeth Kennedy    Astoria NY   

Rosalind Lee    Oak Park IL   

Margaret Lias    Boston MA   

Elisabeth Marshall    Portland ME   

Juliet Petrus    Chicago IL   

Jennifer Piazza-Pick    Chester VA   

Stella Dayrit Roden    Warrensburg MO   

Margot Rood    East Boston MA   

Penelope Shumate    Macomb IL   

Josefien Stoppelenburg    Evanston IL   

Raquel Winnica Young    Pittsburgh PA   

Dana Zenobi    Austin TX   


The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—college/university art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Olivia Boen    Chicago IL

Natalie Logan    Dallas TX    

Christina Marcenkus    Bonita Springs FL   

Amber Marsh    Los Angeles CA   

Samantha Schmid    Boston MA   

Sarah Love Taylor    Winston-Salem NC    



The American Prize in Voice / Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award—high school art song and oratorio division (women), 2016

Mary Elizabeth Adler    Bellevue WA    

Lina Chung    Buford GA   

Dalia Medovnikov    Woodbridge CT    

Olivia C. Prendergast    Penn Valley PA    

Lilith Sarkar    Los Altos CA    

Taryn Surratt    Houston TX    

Caroline Wolfe    Dallastown PA

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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 next month. 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 "

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