2006 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards


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Established in 1979, The ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards program grants cash prizes to young Concert Music composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition. These composers may be American citizens, permanent residents, or students possessing US Student Visas.

Morton Gould, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, served as President of ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation from 1986 - 1994. Gould, an eminent and versatile American composer, was a child prodigy whose first composition was published by G. Schirmer when he was only six years of age. To honor Gould's lifelong commitment to encouraging young creators, the annual ASCAP Foundation Young Composer program was dedicated to his memory, following his death in 1996.

The award-winning composers share prizes of approximately $40,000, including the Leo Kaplan Award, in memory of the distinguished jurist who served as ASCAP Special Distribution Advisor, the Charlotte V. Bergen Scholarship for a composer 18 years of age or younger, and grants from the DeVries, Norworth and Morton Gould Funds. The Awards are also sponsored by Sibelius, the music notation software company, which generously awards the winners with free software.

The recipients of the 2006 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards are:

Composers Over Age 18


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*Brian Herrington
LEO KAPLAN AWARD

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Athena Adamopoulos

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Clarice Assad

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Juhi Bansal

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Mason Bates

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Anthony Cheung

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James M. David

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Dan Forrest

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Ryan Gallagher

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Chris Gendall

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Aaron Grad

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Robert Honstein

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Hu Xiao-ou

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Jenny Olivia Johnson

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Daniel Kellogg

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David T. Little

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Ryan Malone

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Andrew Norman

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Joshua Penman

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Philip Rothman

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Huang Ruo

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Baljinder Singh
Sekhon, II

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Paul Swartzel

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Spencer Topel

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Christopher Trapani

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Daniel VanHassel



Composers Under Age 18


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*Jay Greenberg
CHARLOTTE V. BERGEN SCHOLARSHIP

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Preben Antonsen

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Meade Bernard

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Eleanor Bragg

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Roy Femenella

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Michael Gilbertson

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Benjamin Goldsmith

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Peng-Peng Gong

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Gabrielle Haigh

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Sunbin Kim

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Thomas Reeves

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Vartan Christopher Simonian

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Conrad Tao



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