ASCAP Member Julian Hornik Receives the 2018 Sammy Cahn Award

September 19, 2018

Sammy Cahn
For 23 years The ASCAP Foundation has honored the life and career of the late lyricist and former ASCAP Board member Sammy Cahn with The Sammy Cahn Award. The Award, made possible by his wife, Tita Cahn, is given to a promising lyricist. Past winners include John Mayer, Josh Ritter, Lori McKenna, Nicole Atkins, Katie Herzig and many more.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Sammy Cahn Award recipient is Julian Hornik for his song “Old Blue Chair.”

Julian is a composer/lyricist based in Brooklyn. He has performed his songs at New York City Center, The Kennedy Center, 54 Below, Symphony Space, and with the Los Angeles and San Francisco Gay Men’s Choruses. A recent graduate of Yale, Julian studied under the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater, and has developed work through the ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. He is the recipient of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Lucille and Jack Yellen Award and currently has a commission from the NY and LA Gay Men’s choruses to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which will premiere at Carnegie Hall in June 2019.

A special thanks to this year’s Sammy Cahn Award judges Jonatha Brooke, Andrew Lippa and Pamela Oland.