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Updated May 26, 2019

 


The EXTENDED DEADLINE for CLASSICAL VOCALISTS, PIANISTS, CHAMBER ENSEMBLES and INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS for 2019-20 has been changed to:

JULY 1, 2019.

 

The EXTENDED DEADLINE for COMPOSERS, CONDUCTORS, STAGE DIRECTORS, CONDUCTED ENSEMBLES and in ARTS MARKETING for 2019-20 has been changed to:

AUGUST 5, 2019.

 

Although the deadline date on the application forms may not be changed,

be assured that your materials will be accepted if emailed or postmarked by the extended deadlines.

(There is no need to email in advance to take advantage of the later deadlines.)

 

 

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2018-19 CONTESTS:

 

SEMI-FINALISTS have been announced in all categories, including The American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music.

 

FINALISTS have been announcd in all voice and piano categories, in instrumental music, chamber music performance, in all but one composition category and in several conducting categories.

 

WINNER announcements for 2018-19 contests have been made in all voice categories, in instrumental performance, chamber music performance, both piano categories, and in several composition categories. Find these listings on our blog pages. (There is a link at the bottom of this page to take you to our blog.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Please click on each heading to view general INVITATIONS with basic information about
The American Prize contests—to be updated soon for the 2019-20 contest year.

 

an invitation to COMPOSERS (PDF)

an invitation to CLASSICAL VOCALISTS (PDF)

an invitation to PIANISTS (PDF)

an invitation to CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES (PDF)


an invitation to ARTS ADMINISTRATORS (MARKETING) (PDF)

an invitation to STAGE DIRECTORS & THEATER COMPANIES (PDF)

an invitation to CONDUCTORS & INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL ENSEMBLES (PDF)

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SHARON SWEET, Metropolitan Opera dramatic soprano, joins TAP judging panel


GIFT ESTABLISHES VYTAUTAS MARIJOSIUS Programming AWARD in PERPETUITY


WHAT makes THE AMERICAN PRIZE a great CAREER BUILDER?



FOR VOCALISTS:


READ a SAMPLE EVALUATION by JAY WHITE, Chanticleer veteran and distinguished judge of The American Prize


FAMED American soprano BRENDA LEWIS is first DISTINGUISHED JUDGE EMERITUS of The American Prize



FOR COMPOSERS:


COMPOSER's Questions Answered I: What Style of Music is Likely to Win The American Prize


COMPOSER's Questions Answered II: Rights, Recordings and more



FOR PIANISTS:


PIANISTS WEIGH IN on the value of The American Prize



GENERAL:


Chief Judge David Katz RESPONDS to editorial in USA Today about Orchestras, Choruses, music education


THE AMERICAN PRIZE WINNING LINKS:

See some of the many different ways winners share success in the competitions and learn more about The American Prize laureates.


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