Friday, January 19, 2018
FINALISTS: composers for opera, theater, film, dance, 2017-18
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.
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 complete results in the contest are announced officially. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, professional division, 2017-18—FINALISTS
Jesse Ayers Canton OH
Jennifer Bellor Las Vegas NV
From My Doleful Prison
William David Cooper Cambridge MA
Hagar and Ishmael
Karim Elmahmoudi Los Angeles CA
Jocelyn Hagen Plymouth MN
Frank LaRocca Oakland CA A
Rose in Winter—the Life of St. Rita of Cascia
William Vollinger Woodcliff Lake NJ
Duck Girl (an imaginary interview)
The American Prize in Composition—OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE, student division, 2017-18—FINALISTS
Olga Amelkina-Vera Plano TX
All That Glitters
Michele Cheng San Jose CA
To Be Heard X Unheard—An Interdisciplinary Experimental Music Theatre
Lucas Marshall Smith New London OH
A Psalm of Silence: An Opera in One Act
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.