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Jeffrey Biegel Joins Judging Panel for The American Prize

January 18, 2013 | By David Katz
chief judge
The American Prize is proud to announce the addition of the renowned international pianist and artistic innovator, Jeffrey Biegel, to the judging panel of The American Prize, the national nonprofit competitions in the performing arts, in the piano division, commencing with our 2013 competitions.

Maestro Biegel's extensive career as solo and collaborative artist, his innovative support of new music and new composers, and especially his creation of a number of highly-regarded commissioning and recording projects, is a model for the new century.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Biegel to the distinguished panel of judges for The American Prize and look forward to his input, not only as adjudicator, but in helping us to forge an even more meaningful competition for all our applicants.

To read of Jeffrey Beigel's many accomplishments, please follow this link:



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.




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