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Enrico Caruso at Canio in I Pagliacci
The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST opera ensembles for 2017-18 in all categories. Congratulations! "An especially exciting contest in the college/university division this year."—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 complete results in the contest are announced officially. 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 Opera Performance—professional division,

Maria Sensi Sellner
Resonance Works/ Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA

Isaac Selya
Queen City Opera
Cincinnati OH

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Opera Performance—college/university division,  2017-18

Emily A. Bullock
West Chester University
West Chester PA
The Medium

Emma Clarkson
OperaTheatre of Yale College
New Haven CT
The Cunning Little Vixen

Brian DeMaris
Arizona State University Lyric Opera Theatre
Tempe AZ
H.M.S. Pinafore

Thomas Dickey
OSU Opera Theatre
Stillwater OK
Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi

Tracelyn Gesteland
University of South Dakota
Vermillion SD
David Holdhusen, conductor
The Marriage of Figaro

Rebecca Renfro Grimes
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville TX
Speed Dating Tonight (Michael Ching)

David Holley
University of NC at Greensboro
Greensboro NC
Amahl and the Night Visitors

Darren P. Lawson
Bob Jones University
Greenville SC
C. Stanley Eby, conductor
Il Trovatore

Justin John Moniz
Florida State University Student Opera Society
Tallahassee FL
Alex Favazza, conductor
Amahl and the Night Visitors

Isai Jess Munoz
University of Delaware Opera Workshop Ensemble
Newark DE
In Love and War (Monteverdi)

David Ronis
University of Wisconsin—Madison
Madison WI

Damian Savarino
Messiah College
Mechanicsburg PA
The Night Bell (Donizetti)

Kirk A. Severtson
The Crane School of Music, SUNY—Potsdam
Potsdam NY
The Tender Land

Copeland Woodruff
Lawrence University
Appleton WI
The Beggar's Opera

Copeland Woodruff
Lawrence University
Appleton WI
Hydrogen Jukebox (Glass)


We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! Our ensemble has just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in the division soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

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

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.


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