ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Opens

Film Music Magazine • December 1, 2009

The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a program administered by ASCAP’s Concert Music Department, is now accepting applications.

The Young Composer Awards encourage developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers. Named in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former ASCAP President Morton Gould, the cash prizes are awarded each year to composers who are under 30 years of age. A panel of ASCAP composers selects the winners. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must be under age 30 as of January 1, 2010. Original Concert Music of any style will be considered.

Applicants must submit a completed application form; one original score; biographical information listing prior music studies; and a list of compositions to date. Completed materials should be sent to the New York office, Attention: Frances Richard, The ASCAP Foundation/Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. All materials must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2010.

For more information or to download an application, visit


By Henryk Iwan on December 2nd, 2009 at 8:11 am

Too bad it’s not open to people outside US 🙁

By DENNIS MOROUSE on December 8th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Dear Ms Richard,

I have been a working Jazz saxophonist/composer and I am not under 30 years of age. In the last 7 or 8 years I hve been composing some orchestral music. I am a late bloomer. I studied from the masters scores.

Since I am new at orchestral composing, I am seeking grants and or scholarships that could take care of my living expenses while I complete more orchestral scores. I’m confident of my musical abilities. I have overcome severe handicaps to get to this point in my life and am now prolificly composing wonderful music ( over 100 hours of new music in the last 15 years.

I am open to any suggestions that you may have for me to achieve my new goals.

Gratefully yours,

Denny Morouse

cell (808)-635-1985

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