The ASCAP Foundation

The ASCAP Foundation's Mission

The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through a variety of educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities which serve the entire music community.

The ASCAP Foundation
Board of Directors and Officers

Paul Williams, President
Songwriter / Performer / Actor

Irwin Z. Robinson, Vice President
Music Publisher

Dean Kay, Treasurer
Songwriter / Music Publisher

Ginny Mancini, Secretary
Trustee, Henry Mancini Estate

Marilyn Bergman, Lyricist
Charles Bernstein, Composer
Bruce Broughton, Composer
Tita Cahn, Co-Trustee, Sammy Cahn Estate
Alf Clausen, Composer
Dan Foliart, Composer
Arthur Hamilton, Composer / Lyricist
Wayland Holyfield, Songwriter
James M. Kendrick, Music Publisher
Robert Kimball, Music Historian
Ed London, Music Business Manager
Johnny Mandel, Composer
James McBride, Composer / Author
Marcus Miller  Composer / Musician
Jay R. Morgenstern, Music Publisher 
Stephen Schwartz, Composer / Lyricist
Alex Shapiro, Composer / Music Publisher
Valerie Simpson, Songwriter
Charles Strouse, Composer
Doug Wood, Composer


Colleen McDonough, Executive Director
Julie Lapore, Program Manager
Rebecca Kasilag, Donor Relations / Development Associate
Joan Hill, Financial Manager

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The Grand Canyon Music Festival

The Grand Canyon Music Festival
Native American Composer Apprentice Project
Grand Canyon, AZ

Since 2008, The ASCAP Foundation has provided a grant to The Grand Canyon Music Festival to support its Native American Composer Apprentice program. The program provides a creative opportunity for 25 talented students annually within the Native American communities of Arizona to work with ASCAP composers to create original works, which are then fine tuned with the help of ASCAP member & Composer-in-Residence, Ravon Chacon and performed by renowned NYC quartet Ethel. The program was honored with the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities. For more information go to:


Opportunity For Songwriters, Composers & Musicians

The YoungArts Foundation

The National YoungArts Foundation

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
The YoungArts Foundation

Contact us via email at • The ASCAP Foundation - 1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-7142
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