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Congratulations to 16-year-old composer member Michael Jon Bennett, winner of the Davidson Fellows Scholarship! We were also proud to offer Bennett a 2015 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award.

ASCAP provided support for this year's Bang On A Can Marathon. A force on the scene, the composer-driven collective Bang On A Can consistently nurtures, supports and promotes all that is cutting-edge, new and original.

Between lessons at Juilliard and rehearsals in preparation for an appearance at the Stuttgart Jazzopen Festival next month, composer and pianist Emily delighted the New York employees with a visit that included an intimate solo performance in the ASCAP Lounge.

ASCAP will hold its 16th annual Concert Music Awards on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center in New York City. ASCAP member, composer, conductor and radio broadcast journalist Bill McGlaughlin will host.

ASCAP composer Julia Wolfe won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her oratorio "Anthracite Fields" for chorus and sextet.

The ASCAP Board Room was once again the location for another extraordinary session of the New York Youth Symphony Composition Program. The line-up included a special hour with conductor and four-time ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award Winner Mark Shapiro

In a Manhattan SoHo loft setting this first weekend of April, Festival Daniou presented a Benefit concert for the 2015 artists-in-residence, in support of a summer festival featuring contemporary chamber music performed in settings around the Côtes-d'Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine regions of Brittany, France.

Meredith Monk has been a composer, singer, choreographer and creator of new operas, musical theatre works and more for over 50 years. As she celebrates that milestone, she has released Piano Songs, a collection of 12 instrumentals for two pianos, magnificently performed by Bruce Brubaker and Ursula Oppens.

ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. They will be recognized at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 21, 2015.

"Songwriters: The Next Generation," a program of The ASCAP Foundation and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, showcased the work of five emerging songwriters and composers on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on March 25th & 26th.

Kings County Family Court was the unique setting for a warm and spirited tribute to one of Brooklyn’s own, ASCAP composer Alvin Singleton. With a career full of achievement that includes a Fulbright scholarship, Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Shuying Li wins the $5000 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize for young composers of concert band music for her wind ensemble work, “Slippery Slope.”

The ASCAP Foundation President, Paul Williams, is pleased to announce that Mark Lanz Weiser has been named recipient of the 35th annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize.

One of the most frequently performed, commissioned and recorded young composers, Mohammed Fairouz, makes his Deutsche Grammophon debut this month with the release of Follow, Poet. Fairouz integrates Middle-Eastern modes into Western structures, to deeply expressive effect. Click through to preview the album.

The ASCAP Foundation honored Pulitzer, Grammy and Academy Award winning composer and music educator John Corigliano with the first-ever ASCAP Foundation Masters Award in recognition of his distinguished career.

Wolfgang Rihm, one of the world’s most celebrated and prolific living composers, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award from the University of Louisville for his orchestral work IN-SCHRIFT 2.

ASCAP Congratulates members Andy Akiho, Darcy James Argue SOCAN, Christopher Cerrone, Javier Farias, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Osnat Netzer, Sam Pluta, Annika Socolofsky, Aleksandra Vrebalov for receiving Fromm Commissions.

A round of applause to the New York Youth Symphony and its conductor Joshua Gersen, now into his second season as music director. ASCAP composer and pianist Conrad Tao was featured in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini.

An especially practical, yet thought-provoking Composers Workshop was held at ASCAP, just a few days in advance of a highly anticipated concert that will take place this Saturday, November 15th at 8PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City.

The New York Youth Symphony Composition Program is off to another dynamic start in the ASCAP Board Room. The first of its kind in the country, it consists of a series of workshops for a select group of young musicians between the ages of 12-22, all with a special curiosity to explore the world of composition and orchestration.

Stephen Paulus, one of the most prominent and prolific composers of our time, and a member of the ASCAP Board of Directors for 24 years, died in Minnesota on Sunday, October 19th. ASCAP mourns his passing.

It's one of our favorite stories to tell: the promising talent who breaks through, crosses over, gets the attention that he or she deserves. Here are 10 ASCAP songwriters and composers who had breakthrough years in 2014, and are poised for even bigger things in the future.

The winners of the 46th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music have been announced. The winners will be honored at a ceremony on November 12th in NYC.