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The ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards

The ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards are granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers. This program was initiated in 2002 with support from the Joseph and Rosalie Meyer Fund. Please visit the website for more information.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a completed application form; an original score or chart of one composition accompanied by a CD indicating proper track (if applicable); biographical information listing prior music studies, background and experience.

ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize for The Best Original Score for Concert Band Program Administered by ASCAP’s Concert Music Department

ASCAP and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) seek to recognize talented young composers who write music for concert band. The prize is $5,000. The ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell prize is awarded bi-annually. The winning score will be performed at the ensuing CBDNA National Conference.


Open to citizens or permanent U.S. residents, or enrolled students with student visas, who are between the ages of 18 and 30 as of January 1, 2011. Only one entry per composer may be submitted.

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