March 01, 2006

Jeffrey Hass Wins Rudolf Nissim Prize


The ASCAP Foundation has named Jeffrey Hass has the recipient of the 26th Annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize. The Prize was awarded for Symphony for Orchestra with Electronics, a 27- minute work in four movements, selected from amongst nearly 250 submissions. Hass will receive a prize of $5,000.

Jeffrey Hass is currently a Professor of Composition at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he serves as the Director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music (CECM). His compositions have been premiered by the Louisville Orchestra, Memphis Symphony and the Concordia Chamber Orchestra and been performed at Lincoln Center. The Nissim Jury recognized Paul Richards (Gainesville, FL) for Special Distinction for Music for Midsummer, a 13-minute orchestral work. The Jury also awarded Tyler White (Lincoln, NE) Honorable Mention for Mystic Trumpeter (Symphony No.2), for Baritone and Orchestra with text by Walt Whitman, duration 22 minutes.