Where music grows.
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.
Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards: Now Accepting Submissions
These annual awards, supported by The Herb Alpert Foundation, honor exceptionally talented jazz composers under the age of 30. Submit an original jazz composition for your chance to share in a cash prize and be recognized among the next generation of jazz composing greats.
Black Cowboys, Korean Percussion Music and The Band Among Subjects of 51st ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award-Winning Music Books, Articles, Liner Notes and Broadcasts
ASCAP Member Goes "All The Way" and Wins 2019 ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award
"Thank you ASCAP Foundation for this amazing opportunity. It really means the whole world to me and I’m incredibly grateful for the generous support. I’ve been working hard to drum up enough funds to begin working on a new record and this is just the most exciting and giant gift." Anna Tivel - 2019 Sammy Cahn Award recipient
THE ASCAP FOUNDATION HAS MOVED! Please update your records with our new address:
The ASCAP Foundation
250 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10107
All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.
Watch The ASCAP Foundation "in action."
The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theater Songwriting Program at the Professional Performing Arts High School
In the spring of 2019 Tita Cahn & Paul Williams hosted a benefit for The ASCAP Foundation at the home of Tita Cahn. The fundraiser featured a special performance by Oscar, Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Thank you to everyone who made this event such a success!
The ASCAP Foundation “Songwriters: The Next Generation” Showcases ASCAP Artists at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
R&B and Pop Icon Valerie Simpson and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Melinda Wagner Receive Top Awards at the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Honors in NYC
The ASCAP Foundation programs
We benefit the entire music community with an ever-expanding series of awards, scholarships, career development workshops and humanitarian programs.
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