Michigan composer, Dinah Bianchi, currently a semi-finalist in the 2022 American Prize Competition. She is currently being considered in two categories: the Professional Division for her orchestral work, “Chasse Noir”; and the Professional Division for her band work, “Snowflakes in April”. Versed in a variety of musical genres, she has composed music for orchestra, concert band, string ensemble, chamber works, solo works, and electronic compositions. Her works have been well received both nationally and internationally and her portfolio includes performances in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Recently, she received a 2021 Global Music Awards "Chasse Noir," as well as for her electronic work,"...Please repeat that.” Winner of the 2021 Craig’s Keyboards/University of Toledo’s Composer’s Contest for her work, “Pelaga: When Sea Encounters Sky,” Dinah was also the recipient of the 2020 SMP Press Composition Competition in the Contemporary Music Solo Division for ”...Please repeat that.” In addition, in 2020 she received a Global Music Award Bronze Medal for “Vitula,” a work for solo violin and orchestra. Other awards include a Global Music Award in 2019 for her orchestral work, “Anaphora,” a work which was also selected as a 2020 Finalist for the American Prize. Previously, she was awarded Second Place in The American Prize for her composition, “The Jackal’s Palace,” a boisterous romp for wind ensemble. It too received a Global Music Award in 2015.