Member David Avshalomov wins American Prize for Composition 2015


December 8th, 2015Awards, Grants & Honors

Chorus America member David Avshalomov has just won First Place in the American Prize 2015 competition for Band Composition. The winning work was "Vignettes," a suite of supershort high-character miniatures for reduced scoring based on his findings from his 2013 online survey of US community bands. It was co-commissioned by an international consortium of 26 bands. His previous American Prize awards include 3rd place for Band Composition in 2014 (for "The Last Stand", commissioned by a US consortium of 15 bands), a 2012 Special Judges' Citation for Unique Artistic Achievement and Distinctive Merit (for "Trotzky's Train" for piano and strings), and having several choral works reach Semifinalist standing across 4 years. His "I Bend the Knee of My Heart" for chorus won the ACDA Silver Platter Award 2012 for Choral Repertoire of Outstanding Quality and 2 other awards.

These works and his full choral catalog can be found on his website,