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“Summer Has” a Semi-Finalist in National Competition

A newsletter arrived in my inbox a few days ago from a competition I’d entered. I thought it was nothing.

But I was wrong.

I’ve just been selected as a semi-finalist in the orchestral composition competition (student division) of The American Prize.

The nominated piece is Summer Has Ten Thousand Stars (see audio below), which I profiled only a month ago. The piece was previously also a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division next month. We’ll see if the piece can garner any more publicity.

Really, what I need to do with it is transcribe it for band. Anyone interested?

The American Prize sponsors national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition at theamericanprize.org.