New Member: Michael Seltenreich

September 2, 2016

What a remarkable year of accomplishment for the dynamic ASCAP composer Michael Seltenreich, one of our newest members. One wonders what further successes yet await this emerging talent. For 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 a few notable awards in the area of music composition.

Among those outstanding achievements include an impressive First Prize in the International Toru Takemitsu Composition Competition this May for his piece “Archetype,” as well as the SCI/ASCAP Student Commissioning Prize just one month later, for his piece “Sparks & Flares.”

ASCAP is very pleased to welcome this highly gifted composer into its membership ranks. And Michael appears to be equally pleased to be on board: "My experience as soon as I joined ASCAP was as if I joined a private members' club. Not only do they know my music, they made a point to get to know me. It is very apparent that they actually care!"

About Michael Seltenreich
A native of Israel, Seltenreich has been performed by some of the world’s leading orchestras and ensembles, among them The Tokyo Philharmonic, The Israel Philharmonic, The Israeli Opera, and the Talea Ensemble. Recently he has been offered a fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival (2016), invited to the soundSCAPE Music Festival in Italy (2016), and was selected as an Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts’ residency with Georg Friedrich Haas (2016).

Seltenreich is the recipient of several domestic and international awards: the Palmer-Dixon Award (2016), the 1st prize in the Salvatore Martirano Composition Competition, The Arthur Friedman prize for “an outstanding orchestral work” (2015) and the Frank Robert Abell Young Composer Competition for New Chamber Music (2015). Seltenreich completed his Bachelor’s degree in music composition at Tel-Aviv University, and his Master’s degree at The Juilliard School under the direction of Matthias Pintscher.