Named the Winner of The American Prize!

The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years. The Prize recognizes and rewards the best performances by classically trained vocalists in America in 2016, based on submitted recordings.

 

Samantha Schmid has been selected as a finalist and received the following honors:

The American Prize WINNER: The American Prize in Vocal Performance (women in art song and oratorio), 2016
The Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award (college/university division)

FINALIST / HONORABLE MENTION: The American Prize in Vocal Performance (women in opera and operetta), 2016
The Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award (college/university division)

 

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Connecticut, The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually. The competitions of The American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or abroad, and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the United States of America, its protectorates and territories. Learn more at theamericanprize.org.

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