The ASCAP Foundation Jimmy Van Heusen Award

The family of Jimmy Van Heusen established the Jimmy Van Heusen Award at The ASCAP Foundation to honor the legacy of the great American songwriter. Jimmy Van Heusen was one of the most accomplished songwriters from the mid-twentieth century, with countless hits sung and recorded by such American vocal icons as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne and Rosemary Clooney. Some of his most popular songs were written for movies: "Swinging on a Star,” "All the Way," "High Hopes," and "Call Me Irresponsible.”

The ASCAP Foundation Jimmy Van Heusen Award is presented to an outstanding, promising composer who has participated in the ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop. The recipient must be an ASCAP or unaffiliated member who is pursuing a career in television and film scoring.


Past Recipients: 

Robert Ouyang Rusli 2021
Kat Vokes 2020
Alex Weston 2019
Albert Behar 2018
Gavin Brivik 2017
Maxwell Karmazyn 2016
Giovanni Mancini 2015
Amy Bastow 2014
Joe Twist 2013
Chase Morrin 2012