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On June 12th, four ASCAP composers premiered new works at the closing concert of Copland House’s CULTIVATE Emerging Composers Institute. CULTIVATE, sponsored by The ASCAP Foundation, is an intensive workshop and mentoring program that has become a coveted destination for gifted concert music composers on the rise.

According to the New York Times, ASCAP composer Ashley Fure is simply…”one of the finest young composers around." Ashley stopped by the ASCAP New York offices while she was in town for a NY Phil Biennial world premiere.

The ASCAP Foundation and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra are proud to announce their second annual Commissioning Prize competition. The winner will be commissioned to write a new orchestral score blending jazz, classical and beyond, to be premiered by the 67-piece SJO in 2017/18. Deadline is July 15.

A mighty feast of exceptionally innovative and original new works was offered up at American Modern Ensemble’s 2016 Awards Night concert at National Sawdust last week in Williamsburg.

Congratulations to ASCAP member Ben Johnston and the Kepler Quartet. In line with the composer’s 90th birthday just last month, we are now happy to report his “Mount Everest of String Quartets" (Kyle Gann) has successfully launched to great fanfare.

Composer Brane Živković, a steadfast 25 year member with a versatile catalogue and vibrant career, came by for a cheerful visit to our ASCAP New York office earlier this week.

Plenty of excitement at a sold-out concert last weekend at New York City’s Carnegie Zankel Hall and some of the ASCAP composers responsible for it were on hand to take a final stage bow, enthusiastically applauded alongside members of the highly-acclaimed Kronos Quartet.

ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, which encourage talented young creators of concert music.

The Attaca Quartet and Latitude 49 Ensemble shared an eclectic stage that included dynamic performances of other works by Beethoven and Jennifer Higdon, as well as another world premiere by ASCAP member Gabriella Smith.

A musical tribute to American composer Alvin Singleton on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Featured was the US Premiere of “Argoru IV”, a virtuosic work for solo viola, performed by Stephanie Griffin, and two works for string quartet, “Somehow We Can” and “Secret Desire to Be Black”, performed by the Momenta Quartet, and more...

The ASCAP Foundation proudly announces the establishment of The ASCAP Foundation Fred Ho Award to honor the memory of revolutionary Chinese American baritone saxophonist, composer, band leader, producer, writer and activist Fred Ho.

What better way to salute two visionaries in the field of concert music than to pay them homage at a joyful New York five-borough-festival kick-off in Manhattan’s West Village.

Last week witnessed a unique performance of solo improvisations from New York City-based composer and sound artist Tristan Perich. The scene for this foray into a conceptual soundscape that deftly unites the elemental and futuristic was Roulette, Downtown Brooklyn.