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ASCAP Sponsored Programs

SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission

Program Administered by ASCAP's Concert Music Department

ASCAP and the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) have joined forces to annually award commissions to two student composers. Winners will receive a premiere performance of their work at the SCI National Conference and placement in the SCI CD series. SCI/ASCAP Commission is open to US citizens, legal residents, or student members of SCI. Applicants must be full time students in high school or a university/college composition degree program. For more information, click here


ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission and Recording Prize for Student Composers

ASCAP and the Society For Electro-Acoustic Music, US have united to create the ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission and Recording Prize for Student Composers. Directed at composers who are on the cutting edge of electronic technology, the jointly sponsored prize is awarded to a student composer whose composition is performed during the annual SEAMUS national conference, and is voted by the SEAMUS Board of Directors as displaying significant compositional talent. The winner is then commissioned by ASCAP to write a work to be performed at the next annual conference and recorded as part of the SEAMUS CD Series.

ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission and Recording Prize is open to US citizens, legal residents, or student members of SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music). Applicants must be full-time students in high school, or a university/college composition degree program.

Submission Deadline: October 15

http://www.seamusonline.org


ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize for The Best Original Score for Concert Band

Program Administered by ASCAP's Concert Music Department

ASCAP and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) seek to recognize talented young composers who write music for Concert Band. The prize is $5,000. The ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell prize is awarded bi-annually. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 by January 1, 2017.

Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2016





The ASCAP Foundation Sponsored Programs

Rudolf Nissim Prize

Program Administered by ASCAP's Concert Music Department

The Award honors Dr. Rudolf Nissim, who served as head of ASCAP’s Foreign Department for four decades and also established the ASCAP Concert Music Department. Prior to fleeing to the United States in 1940, Dr. Nissim had been Managing Director of the Austrian Performing Rights Society (AKM) for seven years. Dr. Nissim’s dedication to concert music and concert music creators was an inspiration to his colleagues, and his generous bequest to the Foundation is a reminder of his legacy in perpetuity.




Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

Program Administered by ASCAP's Concert Music Department

The Award honors the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former ASCAP Foundation President Morton Gould’s lifelong commitment to encouraging young creators. Open to composers of original, classical concert music, the Award encourages developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers.

Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2016




Composition Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and School

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL; Aspen, CO: Open to students who are applying to the Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies. The ASCAP Foundation Fellowship for Composition provides student composers with an unparalleled opportunity for an exchange of ideas with some of the world's foremost composers and performers of contemporary music. Eight to ten students will receive a variety of perspectives and teaching styles in an intensive full-session program. Master classes, lectures, and individual study will be given by prominent figures of contemporary music to include the AMFS composition faculty as well as visiting composers, including an established film composer.

How to apply: Complete the online application at www.aspenmusicfestival.com. Submit both scores and recordings of two recent works. Applicants must also include an electronic resume.

Deadline for entries: December 15 for the following summer's program.

For more information, contact:

Office of Student Services
Aspen Music Festival and School
225 Music School Road
Aspen, CO 81611
Tel: 970-205-5050
Fax: 970-925-5708
e-mail: studentservices@aspenmusic.org


The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards

A Program of The ASCAP Foundation

The Award is granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers during the earliest stages of their careers. The Herb Alpert Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation established in the early 1980s, makes significant annual contributions to a range of programs in the fields of arts, arts education and compassion and well being. Its funding is directed toward projects in which Herb and Lani Alpert and the Herb Alpert Foundation President play an active role.

The Herb Alpert Foundation

The Herb Alpert Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation established in the early 1980's, makes significant annual contributions to a range of programs in the fields of Arts, Arts Education and Compassion and Well Being. Its funding is directed toward projects in which Herb and Lani Alpert and Foundation President Rona Sebastian play an active role. [The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.]

Visit The Herb Alpert Foundation website

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2015