and VOCALISTS (opera & art song)
Information and applications
are now available for ALL 2015 contests.
Please click "COMPETITIONS" in the menu bar, above.
Winners pages in Composition, Chamber Music Performance, Piano and Voice have been updated with all 2014 winners and runners-up. More updates shortly.
The American Prize warmly welcomes internationally acclaimed
Metropolitan Opera dramatic soprano, SHARON SWEET, to its distinguished panel of judges. Click "judges" to read her biography.
NEW ONLINE OPTIONS in 2015:
MAJOR website improvements now underway mean a faster, more convenient experience for all 2015 contestants.
NEW—you now have the option to pay application fees online—or by check, credit card or money order.
NEW—you now have the option to provide online links to your audition selections, or send recordings by mail.
NEW—you now have the option to fill out the application on your computer and email it directly to the office—or print out, fill by hand and send by mail.
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To find the rest of 2014 contest results before they are updated here, please visit our blog (link at the bottom of this homepage) and use the navigation tool in its right-hand column.
THE AMERICAN PRIZE:
Providing evaluation, recognition and reward to America's finest performing artists, ensembles and composers, based on recorded performances.
The American Prize is proud to have awarded
nearly $35,000 in cash prizes in all categories since 2010.
For winners, click the winners' box: For the latest competition updates:
The American Prize
is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts unique in scope and structure,
providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition.
Each year, The American Prize rewards the best recorded performances by individual artists and ensembles
in the United States
at the professional, community/amateur, college, university, church and school levels.
You probably record your performances already.
Now it is time to win The American Prize and
receive the accolades you or your ensemble has earned.
"...in cities large and small all across the United States,
great art is being made–in schools and churches, in colleges and universities,
and by community and professional musicians, actors and composers.