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What a remarkable year of accomplishment for the dynamic ASCAP composer Michael Seltenreich. Not only is Seltenreich the proud possessor of a freshly-minted Juilliard Master’s degree, but still a few years shy of 30, he has already earned multiple awards for music composition - including First Prize in the International Toru Takemitsu Composition Competition this May.

An ASCAP coup this year, as our members Jonathan Berger and Christopher Trapani have been selected as the composer recipients of this year’s Rome Prize. The American Academy in Rome awards the Prize to a group of artists and scholars, who travel to Rome to work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom and interdisciplinary exchange.

Your audience's appreciation of your music goes way beyond what they can hear. We asked the LA composer/artist collective The Echo Society to explain how taking a visual approach to live performance can help music resonate with your fans even more deeply.

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.

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...