ASCAP 2010 concert music honorees announced

Posted on: May 27, 2010

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced the winners of its 2010 awards for concert music. They are composer Jennifer Higdon, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto; Harold Rosenbaum, founder and artistic director of the New York Virtuoso Singers and the Canticum Novum Singers; and MATA, the Brooklyn-based organization that commissions and presents new works by young composers. Composer, radio host, and performer Peter Schickele will host the event at which the awards will be presented on May 27 at the Times Center in New York City. At that event, the ASCAP Foundation’s Morton Gould Young Composer Awards will also be given to 37 composers, including eleven between the ages of 13 and 17. The 2010 ASCAP composer/judges were Kathryn Alexander, Steven Burke, Chen Yi, Daniel Felsenfeld, Kamran Ince, Philip Rothman, Christopher Theofanidis, and Aleksandra Vrebalov. A complete listing of all this year’s honorees can be found at ASCAP’s website.

Posted May 27, 2010