Congrats to Trevor de Verteuil on Receiving the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award
September 19, 2018
ASCAP singer-songwriter Trevor de Verteuil was named the recipient of this year’s ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award for his original song “Dreaming Out Loud.”
de Verteuil always had a great affinity for creativity and music throughout his childhood. He began penning his own works on his Grandfather’s piano at the age of 11, via the Suzuki method. He used songwriting as an expressive language for his introverted and socially awkward gay youth self; struggling to find his voice in a world of chaos. Inspired by love and authenticity, the Canadian-American artist pushes limits with his heart-tugging lyrics and folk-inspired sensibility
Trevor received scholarships for his songwriting talents while attending Berklee College of Music. One year post-graduation, he placed his first song with a signed artist, released music in France with an upcoming DJ artist, and placed material on the FOX show “Coupled.” During the summer of 2018 he released his debut single as an artist, “Pyro Heart.”
Trevor currently resides in Los Angeles and is working on some exciting projects. While he has found success with song placements in both the USA and France with artists and TV shows, he feels most successful when his work creates an impact and synchronizes with his listeners.
The ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award was established by Jay’s late wife, Sondra, and his son, Dr. Roderic Gorney. In the spirit of Jay’s song, “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?” which he wrote with lyricist E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, this award is presented for an original song based on its message of social conscience/social significance as well as overall craft, artistry and compositional elements.