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QUICKNOTES: Although The American Prize does not usually provide written evaluations to semi-finalists, some semi-finalist composers will receive in their certificate packets short comments, suggestions or overall impressions made during the judging. We hope they will prove valuable. All finalists receive written evaluations from a member of The American Prize judging panel.
REMINDER: The final postmark deadline for composers to apply for The American Prize, 2018-19, is APRIL 30, 2018. There is no need to email in advance to take advantage of the April date. Please note that although the deadline date on application forms will not be changed, your application will be accepted through the final deadline.
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The American Prize in Composition—ORCHESTRA, professional division, 2017-18
The American Prize winner:
Brian Ciach Mountain View CA
The Einstein Slide from Collective Uncommon: Seven Orchestral Studies on Medical Oddities
Mark Edwards Wilson Bowie MD
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Ryan M. Hare Pullman WA
"Stanzas" After Poe
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Finalist—Special Judges' Citation:
Best Concerto/Concerted Work of the Year:
Eric Funk Bozeman MT
Variations on a Theme by Jan Hanus, Op 127
Walter Saul Fresno CA
Rhapsody for Oboe and Orchestra (Kiev 2014)
The American Prize in Composition—ORCHESTRA, student division, 2017-18
The American Prize winner:
Antonio Juan Marcos Berkeley CA
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Antonio Juan-Marcos has recently been awarded with the Gold Medal honor at the Global Music Awards, as well as the “Eisner Prize for the Highest Achievement in the Creative Arts” and the “Nicola De Lorenzo Prize in Music Composition’’. Antonio’s works are performed by ensembles and orchestras such as the “Orchestre National de Lorraine’’, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, “Eco Ensemble,” “L’Instant Donné”, amongst others. His piece for cello and electronics ‘’El Afilador’’ was recorded for Evidence Classics records. Mr. Juan-Marcos has recently finished composing a large song cycle for the internationally known ensemble “Les Folies Françoises’’. He is currently composing a monodrama inspired in the short story “Macario” by Juan Rulfo. This piece will be premiered by the “Ensemble 2e2m” in October 2017 at the “Festival Internacional Cervantino”.
Born in Mexico City, Antonio Juan-Marcos studied composition at the “Conservatoire de Paris’’ as well as electroacoustic composition at IRCAM. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Music Composition at UC Berkeley.
Alison Yun-Fei Jiang Elmhurst NY
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Justin Ralls Portland OR
Kyle Simpson Washington PA
On The Road Suite