March 01, 2008

The ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize


Jack Jarrett

The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce that Jack Jarrett has been named the recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize. The Prize was awarded for autumn too long, an 18-minute setting of the poetry of e. e. cummings for soprano and orchestra. The work was selected from over 315 submissions. Jarrett receives a $5,000 cash prize. Dr. Rudolf Nissim, former head of ASCAP's International Department, established this annual prize through a bequest to be given to an ASCAP concert composer for a work requiring a conductor that has not been performed professionally. The Nissim Jury also recognized the following composers for Special Distinction: Karim Al-Zand for City Scenes; Jane Antonia Cornish for Symphony No 1; and Robert J. Frank for Fast Falls the Eventide.