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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.

The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce that Vincent Calianno has been named recipient of the 36th annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize.

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.

The ASCAP Foundation was proud to support a concert of choral works commissioned by Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers. The concert was held at National Sawdust, New York’s dynamic new concert venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Music is one of America's greatest cultural exports. Of course, the globalization of music cuts both ways. In celebration of the global scope of the ASCAP repertory, we’re thrilled to present 5 ASCAP international writers who are currently making waves around the world.

The SONiC Festival has once again left behind its unique and memorable trail of sonically adventurous, innovative concerts. We are proud that out of the almost 100 composers under age 40 who participated, the overwhelming majority are affiliated with ASCAP.

A luminous reception for LUNAIRE: A Vocal Salon for the New Moon in a concert that featured ASCAP composer Ricardo Romaniero. Ensemble LPR performed in its debut at The American Irish Historical Society on Manhattan’s Museum Mile.

A $5000 cash prize is presented annually to an ASCAP concert composer for a work requiring a conductor that has not been performed professionally. A jury of conductors selects the winning score. Previous winners are ineligible.

The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards are granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers. Applicants must submit a completed application form; an original score or chart of one composition accompanied by a CD indicating proper track (if applicable); biographical information listing prior music studies, background and experience.

With an ever increasing planetary focus upon economic, social and environmental challenges facing our planet, music too has an important place in caretaking that narrative. Witness a most recent concert at Symphony Space in New York City with works directly inspired by the challenges of climate change, spearheaded by noted economist and leader in sustainable development, Jeffrey D. Sachs.