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The ASCAP Foundation partnered with Logan’s Roadhouse and Jerrod Niemann to present a check to Centennial High School’s orchestra as part of collective efforts to support school music programs. Funds will be used to purchase instruments, strings and more.

The program was established in 2002 to encourage young gifted jazz composers. The recipients range in age from 13 to 30 and are selected through a juried national competition.

The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce that Vincent Calianno has been named recipient of the 36th annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize.

Grammy award-winning songwriter Richard Marx wins The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award for his humanitarian efforts; Tony & Oscar Award-winning Joel Grey receives the George M. Cohan/Friars Foundation Award for his multifaceted career.

Great songs are the heart of the music biz, but it takes talent and know-how to succeed as a songwriter. That was the big takeaway from the first ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Songwriters Workshop, held at ASCAP LA in November.

Paul Williams, President of The ASCAP Foundation, and George Wein, Founder & Chairman of the Newport Jazz Festival, announced a new joint effort to benefit emerging jazz talent. The Festival has agreed to feature a performance by one of the recipients of the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards.

The ASCAP Foundation was proud to support a concert of choral works commissioned by Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers. The concert was held at National Sawdust, New York’s dynamic new concert venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop has awarded Ariel Marx the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Henry Mancini Music Fellowship. The award provides development & support for an exceptionally talented young film composer.

The Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award was established by the family of Joe Raposo to honor his legacy. The recipient of this year’s Award is Alastair Moock for his playful and heartwarming song “The Bright Side of Me.”

The family of Latin songwriter Chein García Alonso has established a scholarship at The ASCAP Foundation to honor Chein’s memory and to benefit an aspiring songwriter, musician or vocalist of Latino heritage.

The ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award recognizes promising ASCAP lyricists and is funded by Sammy’s wife, Tita Cahn. This year’s Sammy Cahn Award recipient is ASCAP member Amy Kuney for her song "The World."

The ASCAP Foundation announces a nationwide series of concerts and educational programs made possible by Broadway composer/ lyricist Jerry Herman.

The winners of the 47th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music were announced today by Paul Williams, President of The ASCAP Foundation.

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Songwriting Composition Program St John School

Terre Roche serves as artist in residence.

The ASCAP Foundation is proud to support the Songwriting & Composition Program at St. John School of the Arts in the Virgin Islands.

Since January 2013, the St. John School has offered underserved students in grades 6-8 from the Julius E. Sprauve School the opportunity to explore the art of songwriting in a weekly program. Taught by instructor Luba Dolgopolsky and musician Laurie Keefe, with songwriter and ASCAP member Terrie Roche (of the vocal group The Roches) acting as the artist in residence, this program allows its students to express themselves through their own music compositions. For more information go to:


Opportunity For Songwriters, Composers & Musicians

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Are you a young songwriter, composer or musician between the ages 15-18 looking for a unique opportunity to develop your creative talents? Check out the programs and scholarships funded by the National YoungArts Foundation
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