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The ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize

Program Administered by ASCAP's Concert Music Department

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.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2014




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


The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

Program Administered by ASCAP's Concert Music Department

Original Concert Music (classical) will be considered. The Young Composer Awards encourage developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers. Named in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former ASCAP President Morton Gould, the cash prizes are awarded each year to composers who are under 30 years of age. A panel of ASCAP composers selects the winners. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must be under age 30 as of January 1, 2015.

Submission Deadline: February 2nd, 2015




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


The ASCAP Foundation 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 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards are granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must be under age 30 as of December 31, 2014. 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. This program was initiated in 2002 and is supported by The Herb Alpert Foundation and The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

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, 2014




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, 2015.

New Deadline: September 30th, 2014