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The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards


The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards are granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers.

Click Here for details on eligibility and to complete an application. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have not reached their 30th birthday by December 31, 2015. Applicants must submit a completed application; the notated score of one composition; biographical information listing prior music studies, background and experience. Applicants must also submit a CD of the composition. This program was initiated in 2002 and is now supported by The Herb Alpert Foundation and The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund. Recipients are selected through a juried national competition. 

Deadline: December 1, 2016

The Herb Alpert Foundation

The Herb Alpert Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation established in the early 1980's, makes significant annual contributions to a range of programs in the fields of Arts, Arts Education and Compassion and Well Being. Its funding is directed toward projects in which Herb and Lani Alpert and Foundation President Rona Sebastian play an active role. [The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.]

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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:

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