The ASCAP Foundation has named nineteen composers to receive 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, given annually to encourage young creators of concert music. The composers are Julia Adolphe, Eugene Birman, Yuri Boguinia, Ryan Chase, Chen Yihan, Tommy Dougherty, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Paul Frucht, Saad Haddad, William Healy, Alexander Hurvitz, Tengku Irfan, Egemen Kesikli, Scott Lee, Li Qi, Patrick O’Malley, Jules Pegram, J.P. Redmond, and Dale Trumbore. Honorable mentions went to Jake Bean, T.J. Cole, Gabriel Crist, Alistair Coleman, Juan Pablo Contreras, Nathan Fletcher, Andrew Guo, Natsumi Osborn, Ivan Specht, Felipe Tovar-Henao, and Vu Dang Minh Anh. The program awards cash prizes to concert music composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition. Composers may be American citizens, permanent residents, or students with U.S. student visas. The ASCAP composer/judges were Samuel Adler, Valerie Coleman, Daniel Felsenfeld, Martin Kennedy, Lowell Liebermann, Daniel Trueman, Matthew Van Brink, and Aleksandra Vrebalov.
Posted April 7, 2017