The ASCAP Foundation Cy Coleman Award

Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman

This award was established by Shelby Coleman in memory of her husband, Cy Coleman was a long time member of the ASCAP Board of Directors and a member of The ASCAP Foundation Board. Coleman wrote many pop standards including "Witchcraft," and "The Best Is Yet To Come," as well as hit Broadway scores such as Wildcat ("Hey Look Me Over"), LittleMe ("Real Live Girl"), Sweet Charity ("Big Spender"), Seesaw ("It's Not Where You Start"), I Love My Wife, The Will Rogers Follies, and The Life. Mr. Coleman was honored with 13 Grammy Nominations (2 wins), 12 Tony Nominations (3 wins), 5 Emmy Nominations (3 wins), an Academy Award Nomination; is a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. The award is presented annually to support a student enrolled in a music business course and rotates between New York University, Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.  Music Faculty from the College or University select the recipient.

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