Composer Programs We Sponsor

  • Rudolf Nissim Prize
    A program of The ASCAP Foundation

    The award honors Dr. Rudolf Nissim, who served as head of ASCAP’s Foreign Department for four decades and established the ASCAP Concert Music department. Dr. Nissim’s dedication to concert music and composers was an inspiration to his colleagues, and his generous bequest to the Foundation is a reminder of his legacy in perpetuity.

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  • Morton Gould Young Composer Awards
    A program of The ASCAP Foundation

    These awards honor 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 awards encourage developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers.

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  • The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards A program of The ASCAP Foundation

    These awards are 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.

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

    Awarded bi-annually by ASCAP & the College Band Directors National Association. 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 1st, the year following the deadline date.

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