Dear Colleagues & Friends,
I hope everyone remains well during this difficult time. Please stay safe.
Finalists (and many winners) have been announced in the 2019-20 contests of The American Prize. Additional 2020 winners will be announced this month. (Applications for 2020-21—our tenth year—are being accepted now with relaxed requirements, rule changes and deadline extensions in response to the pandemic, making it easier to apply. Complete information at http://www.theamericanprize.org/)
Here are some current results that may be of interest. Each link takes you to the appropriate posting on The American Prize blog, where additional listings may be found: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/ I would be happy to answer any questions.
winners, 2020: https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/07/winners-conductors-chorus-2019-20.html
finalists, 2020: https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/04/finalists-conductors-choral-divisions.html
AMERICAN MUSIC (Bacon Award):
finalists (ensembles): http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/06/finalists-bacon-award-american-music_19.html
finalists (soloists and composers): https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/06/finalists-bacon-award-american-music.html
COMPOSERS of CHORAL MUSIC:
winners, 2020 (major works): https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/06/winners-composers-major-choral-works.html
winners, 2020 (shorter works): https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/06/winners-composers-shorter-choral-works.html
COMPOSERS of MUSIC for OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE:
winners, 2020: https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/04/winners-composers-opera-theater-film.html
The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation’s most comprehensive series of contests in the musical and theater arts.
The American Prize is nonprofit, unique in scope and structure, and is designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, directors, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. There is no live competition.
The American Prize has attracted thousands of qualified contestants from all fifty states since its founding, has awarded nearly $100,000 in prizes in all categories since 2010, and is presented annually in many areas of the performing arts.
David Katz, founder & chief judge
The American Prize