The American Prize Awarded two Special Judges’ Citations for Stacie Haneline and Jamie Reimer Seaman. The Haneline/Reimer Duo were recognized in the American Art Song Category for “Championing the Music of Robert Owens”. A second recognition in the Chamber Music Ensemble Category was awarded the second Judges’ Citation for the Robert Owens Ensemble featuring Stacie Haneline, piano and University of Nebraska Lincoln faculty members Karen Becker, cello; Clark Potter, viola; and Jamie Reimer, soprano.
The American Prize is the nation’s most comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts. It is designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, ensembles, composers and administrators in the U.S. based on submitted recordings. The American Prize has been recognizing and rewarding American excellence in the performing arts since 2010.
“It is a tremendous honor to have received recognition for my work from a prestigious competition such as The American Prize,” Reimer Seaman said. “The judging panel included some of America’s most notable performers such as mezzo soprano Susanne Mentzer and dramatic soprano Sharon Sweet. The opportunity to have my performance of Owens’ music heard and recognized with this citation means that I have truly accomplished my artistic mission—to make his music better known in the world.”