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Shepherd Chamber Singers named finalists in the American Prize

ISSUED: 30 August 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd Chamber Singers named finalists in the American Prize)

Shepherdstown, WV--The Shepherd University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Erik Jones, were named finalists in the 2012 American Prize in choral performance, college/university division.

The American Prize is a series of new, nonprofit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication, and regional, national, and international recognition for the best recorded performances of music by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community, and secondary school levels.

"I am delighted we have reached this milestone in being able to recognize and reward many individual performing artists and performing arts ensembles as winners of the American Prize," said David Katz, chief judge of the competitions.

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. With the awarding of its 2012 prizes to composers, vocalists, and pianists earlier this summer, the American Prize has surpassed $10,000 in cash prizes awarded to winners since 2010.

For more information about the American Prize competitions, visit


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