ASCAP Members Anthony Davis and Michael R. Jackson Win 2020 Pulitzer Prizes
May 5, 2020
We are thrilled to congratulate ASCAP composers Anthony Davis and Michael R. Jackson for winning the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in music and drama, respectively. The prestigious honor, awarded annually in 22 categories and administered by Columbia University, comes with a $15,000 prize.
Davis won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Music for The Central Park Five, described by the Pulitzer jury as “a courageous operatic work, marked by powerful vocal writing and sensitive orchestration, that skillfully transforms a notorious example of contemporary injustice into something empathetic and hopeful. Read more about Davis and his winning work here.