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The American Prize deadline for choral composers, more, is February 14

Location: Connecticut, USA
The American Prize, the national nonprofit competitions in the performing arts, announces an extended the deadline for its composition, vocal and piano contests to Thursday, February 14, 2013.

Complete information on the website:
Contests for Individual Artists:
?COMPOSERS of choral, orchestral or band works, or chamber music?
Postmark Deadline Thursday, Feburary 14, 2013??

Contests for Conductors and Ensembles?
Postmark Deadline is Monday, March 18, 2013??


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, college and university, church and school levels.

In addition to monetary rewards and written evaluations from judges, winners are profiled on The American Prize websites, where links will lead to video and audio excerpts of winning performances. The American Prize has awarded more than $10,000 in cash prizes since 2010.?

The American Prize grew from the belief that a great deal of excellent music being made in this country goes unrecognized and unheralded, not only in our major cities, but all across the schools and churches, in colleges and universities, and by community and professional musicians.?

With the performing arts in America marginalized like never before, The American Prize seeks to fill the gap that leaves excellent artists and ensembles struggling for visibility and viability. The American Prize recognizes and rewards the best America produces, without bias against small city versus large, or unknown artist versus well-known.

?The American Prize is administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts organization based in Danbury, Connecticut.