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New Grants Awarded by The ASCAP Foundation in 2010

American Lyric Theatre Center, Inc., New York, NY
The Poe Project
$3,000 to provide professional mentorship to three emerging operatic composers who are writing new works for full professional production. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Joseph & Rosalie Meyer Fund.

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music,
Santa Cruz, CA
Conductors/Composers Professional Training Workshop
$3,750 to support three early-career ASCAP composers participating in this professional training program workshop, which focuses on interpreting and performing new music for orchestra. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Johnny Lange Fund.

Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago, IL Louis Armstrong Legacy Program and Celebration
$2,500 to provide inner-city music teachers with materials and mentors to teach Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings to high school music students, concluding with a performance of the material featuring the participating school ensembles. Funded through The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund.

Ethos Music Center, Portland, OR
Music Across Oregon
$2,000 to support an outreach program in rural communities that brings music education and songwriting to K-12 students. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

From the Top, Inc., Burlington, VT
Young Composer on From the Top
$2,000 to support the radio broadcast, on the nationally syndicated NPR program From the Top, of original work by a pre-college ASCAP composer who will also discuss his process of composition and share his experiences with peers. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Jack & Amy Norworth Fund.

Manhattan Producers Alliance, Tarrytown, NY
Soundbites Summer Camp at the Hackley School
$1,750 to support a scholarship for a middle or high school student from an underserved community to attend the camp focusing specifically on composing, performing & recording an original composition. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Swallow Hill Music Association, Denver, CO
Young Songwriter's Competition
$3,000 to provide music education scholarships to the top three recipients of the Swallow Hill Music Association Young Songwriter's Competition, which is open to middle and high school aged students. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The House Foundation for the Arts, Inc.,
New York, NY
LaGuardia High School: An Educational Partnership
$5,000 to support an after-school program whereby LaGuardia High School seniors are introduced to compositions and interdisciplinary works to encourage and provide a framework for the creation of their own original work. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
The ASCAP Foundation Composer Fellowship
$5,000 to support a Fellowship that will provide a residency of up to 2 months for an emerging ASCAP composer. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Johnny Lange Fund.

The Tipitina's Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Tipitina's Sunday Music Workshop
$3,000 to support a monthly songwriting workshop for students in the New Orleans area. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Valley City State University Department of Music, Valley City, ND
Ninth Annual Composers Competition and Concert
$2,500 to support an ASCAP composer serving as a mentor and providing feedback to high-school and college-age students from four states participating in a composers competition and concert. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt Kennedy Music Camp
$1,300 to provide a camp scholarship to an individual with Williams Syndrome, a neurological disorder. The week-long camp strives to lessen anxieties caused by the disease through songwriting and music performance. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Young People's Chorus of New York,
New York, NY
Scholarships for Young People's Choral Literacy & Performance Program
$5,000 to provide need-based scholarships for five students to participate in the Chorus' Choral Literacy and Performance Program, which involves working with composers and participating in YPC's commissioning program. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Youth Movement Records, Oakland, CA
The Musical Mentoring Project
$2,500 to support the mentoring of promising young songwriters by professional ASCAP members. The project will result in a CD compilation of 5 original songs and a showcase of the works at a local theatre. Funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

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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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