2012 Spring Newsletter


2012 Spring Newsletter
The ASCAP Foundation
Stephen Schwartz
Honored at
Making music grow
since 1975
Spring/Summer 2012
he ASCAP Foundation held
its 16th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Allen Room,
Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home
of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in
New York City on December
7, 2011. Hosted by ASCAP
Foundation President, Paul
Williams, the event honored
Multiple Oscar and Grammy Award-winning
Schwartz, The ASCAP Foundation
Stephen Stephen
composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (r) receives the
Richard Rodgers Award recipient
Schwartz for his lifetime contri- with Mary Rodgers.
Richard Rodgers Award from Tony Award-winning
composer/lyricist Adam Guettel.
butions to the Musical Theater
with The ASCAP Foundation
Richard Rodgers Award. Additional photos from the event can be found on page 8 and 9.
The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards
ASCAP Foundation program renamed in honor of legendary trumpeter
he ASCAP Foundation is the recipient of a generous multiple-year grant from The
Herb Alpert Foundation to support our Young Jazz Composer Awards Program.
Established in 2002 to discover, encourage and develop the creative talents of
gifted jazz composers under the age of 30, the Young Jazz Composer Awards will
now carry the name of the great trumpeter and ASCAP member, Herb Alpert.
Herb Alpert and wife Lani Hall.
The Young Jazz Composer Awards are
granted annually to talented young
jazz composers who are selected
through a juried national competition.
Original music which has not previously
earned awards or prizes is eligible. Since
the program’s inception, hundreds of
young composers, who represent the
future of jazz, have benefited from the
cash awards and recognition.
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. www.herbalpertfoundation.org
For a listing of the 2012 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer recipients,
please see page 9.
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In This Issue
Stephen Schwartz Honored
Herb Alpert Program
Hal David’s Celebration
Ginny Mancini Receives Award
Pheobe Jacobs
New Jimmy Van Heusen Award
New Award honoring Nick Ashford
New Scholarship by Paul Williams
New Freddy Bienstock Scholarship/Internship
“We Write the Songs” Library of Congress Event
ASCAP Day @ Berklee
‘12 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards
Songwriters: The Next Generation Program
ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony
‘12 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards
2011 Donor Honor Roll
NEA Grant
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A Wonderful Celebration Brings A
Generous Gift to The ASCAP Foundation
Spring/Summer 2012
In Memoriam
Pictured at the star-studded event
are Eunice & Hal David.
ast fall, a once-in-a lifetime cast of performers including Burt Bacharach, Liz Callaway, Jackie DeShannon, Lani Hall and Herb Alpert, Albert Hammond,
Michele Lee, Smokey Robinson, Valerie Simpson, B.J.
Thomas, Steve Tyrell, Dionne Warwick, Paul Williams,
Stevie Wonder and Dwight Yoakam joined together
in Los Angeles for Love, Sweet Love, A Musical Tribute to Hal David at the Mark Taper Forum. The soldout concert, which was a benefit for the Blue Ribbon
Children’s Festival and The ASCAP Foundation, was
the most successful ASCAP Foundation fundraiser to
date reflecting the Davids’ long-standing commitment to arts and music education. The event was
produced by ASCAP Foundation Executive Director
Karen Sherry and celebrated David’s 90th birthday.
Pictured (l-r) at the gala are ASCAP
Foundation Executive Director,
Karen Sherry, who presented the
award to ASCAP Foundation Board
member Ginny Mancini.
The ASCAP Foundation
Congratulates Ginny Mancini
rts leader, philanthropist, singer and dedicated
ASCAP Foundation Board member, Ginny
Mancini, was recently honored with the Distinguished
Service Award from the Kaufman Cultural Center.
Ginny’s role as a leader in charitable endeavors on
behalf of music is wide-ranging and impressive. In
1984, she was co-founder of the Society of Singers,
dedicated to the health, welfare and education of
professional vocalists who find themselves in need. In
1996, she helped establish the Henry Mancini Institute
after the passing of her husband, Henry Mancini. Dozens of music education and cultural organizations
have benefited from her support and activism in her
home town of Los Angeles and across the country
and she has continually offered her resources and
expertise to benefit the many programs and activities of The ASCAP Foundation. We congratulate her
on this well-deserved honor!
Pheobe Jacobs
e mourn the passing
Executive Vice President of the
Louis Armstrong Educational
Foundation. Phoebe was a
woman of many talents and a
true friend of The ASCAP Foundation. Phoebe was a fixture
on the jazz scene since she
began working as a hat check
girl in a jazz nightclub at age
17 and she was dedicated to
Louis and Lucille Armstrong. In
1969 she assisted in establishing the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation where
she served as vice-president
until her death on April 9,
2012. Always ready with an
idea and an action plan, she
was responsible for fostering
programs at all school levels
to promote music education –
particularly in the field of jazz.
She was a lively friend and colleague and is sorely missed.
Family of Jimmy Van Heusen Goes “All the Way”
he family of Jimmy Van Heusen has established the Jimmy Van Heusen Award
at The ASCAP Foundation to honor the legacy of the great American songwriter.
Jimmy Van Heusen was one of the most accomplished songwriters from the
mid-twentieth century, with countless hits sung and recorded by such American
vocal icons as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne and Rosemary Clooney.
Some of his most popular songs were written for movies.
Teaming up with lyricist Johnny Burke, Van Heusen began writing songs for
Paramount Pictures. Together he and Burke wrote the scores for many Bing Crosby
movies including Road to Zanzibar, Road to Morocco, Dixie, and Going My Way,
among others. Together they won their first Academy Award.
Later in his life, Jimmy Van Heusen teamed up with lyricist Sammy Cahn and
together they received three Best Song Academy Awards for their works, “All The
Way,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” and “High Hopes.” He and Cahn also received an
Emmy Award for their American standard “Love and Marriage.”
Jimmy Van Heusen
The ASCAP Foundation Jimmy Van Heusen Award will be presented to an
outstanding, promising composer who has participated in the ASCAP/NYU
Television and Film Scoring Workshop. The recipient will be an ASCAP or unaffiliated member who is pursuing a career in television and film scoring.
The ASCAP Foundation
Spring/Summer 2012
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The ASCAP Foundation “Sunlight of the Spirit” Scholarship
made possible by Mariana and Paul Williams
SCAP Foundation President Paul
Williams and his wife Mariana
have established The ASCAP Foundation “Sunlight of the Spirit” Scholarship
to be presented to a full-time Rutgers
University student who is exemplary
in recovery and in music creativity.
The inaugural presentation of the
scholarship will be made by Paul and
Mariana on December 12th at the
annual ASCAP Foundation Awards
Ceremony being held in New York
Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy
and Golden Globe winning Hall of
Fame songwriter and President &
Chairman of the Board of ASCAP
and The ASCAP Foundation. Recognized as one of America’s most gifted
lyricists and composers, Williams’ musical legacy, including “We’ve Only
Just Begun”, “You and Me Against
the World” and “The Rainbow Connection”, have been recorded by
artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Frank
Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, REM, Tony
Bennett, Dixie Chicks, Jason Mraz,
and Kermit the Frog.
His recent work has remained
wonderfully diverse, from creating
the story and writing the songs for
Disney’s Emmy nominated A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa and
penning the music and lyrics for Garry
Marshall’s theatrical sensation Happy
ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams
Days, to writing with the Scissor Sisters
with wife Mariana.
and Daft Punk. The spectacular world
premiere of Paul Williams Still Alive, a
documentary about Paul for which
he wrote the title track, took place at Williams has been lauded for his work
the Toronto International Film Festival, as a songwriter, performer, actor and
followed by the U.S. premier at SXSW. humanitarian.
Valerie Simpson Honors the Legacy of Nick Ashford
op and soul songwriting legend and ASCAP and ASCAP Foundation
Board member Valerie Simpson has established The ASCAP Foundation
“Reach Out and Touch” Award in honor of her partner in life and musical
collaborator, Nick Ashford.
Ashford & Simpson, collaborators on such iconic R&B songs like “Ain’t Nothin’
Like the Real Thing,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Ain’t No Mountain High
Enough” and “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” began writing
songs together in 1964. Their songs have been recorded by such musical giants as Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Marvin Gaye and Tammi
Valerie Simpson & Nick Ashford
The award, named after one of their great hit songs, was established to advance the careers of promising songwriters by providing financial assistance
for professional recordings of their work. Valerie presented the inaugural
award to singer/songwriter/producer André Henry at The ASCAP Foundation
Awards Ceremony last December.
A Unique Program is Established by the Bienstock Family
SCAP board member and CEO
of Carlin America, Caroline
Bienstock, along with her mother
Miriam and brother Robert, COO
of Carlin America, established The
ASCAP Foundation Freddy Bienstock
Scholarship and Internship program
to honor the memory of publishing
great, Freddy Bienstock.
Robert Bienstock, Shane Ching &
Caroline Bienstock
Freddy Bienstock dedicated his
life to the music industry as a music
publishing and record company
executive. He founded Carlin America Music Publishing, under its current
name in 1995. Their catalog includes
more than 100,000 titles spanning a
wide variety of musical genres.
The ASCAP Foundation Freddy
Bienstock Scholarship & Internship
program provides a tuition-based
scholarship to an NYU student
interested in music publishing who
completes a full-time summer
internship at Carlin America. The
inaugural recipient of the award,
Shane Ching, is an accomplished
musician who studied at the
Royal Conservatory of Music and
the Trinity College of Music and
is a law school graduate. He is
currently pursuing a graduate
degree in Music Business at New
York University and will complete his
internship at Carlin America this
The ASCAP Foundation
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Spring/Summer 2012
“We Write the Songs”
Celebrating The ASCAP Collection at the Library of Congress
Pictured: 1. Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington speaks at the podium 2. Stephen Bishop performs “On and On” & “Separate Lives,”
the #1 hit recorded by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin 3. Ray Parker, Jr. plays “The Other Woman” & “Ghostbusters” 4. Terri Nunn, lead singer
of Berlin, reprises “Take My Breath Away,” the hit co-written by Tom Whitlock 5. Irving Burgie enjoys a standing ovation following his performance of two of his classic compositions for Harry Belafonte: “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” & “Jamaica Farewell” 6. Rising Country Music
songwriter Chris Stapleton offers his renditions of “Your Man,” a #1 hit for Kenny Chesney, & “If It Hadn’t Been for Love,” famously covered
by British superstar Adele 7. Marjorie Billington (l), wife of the Librarian of Congress, greets Paul Williams, President of The ASCAP Foundation, & Paul’s wife, Marianna 8. Dan Foliart provides a live performance of two of his TV themes, Roseanne & Home Improvement 9. Tom
Whitlock, co-writer of “Take My Breath Away,” introduces vocalist Terri Nunn 10. Paul Williams opens the show with a performance of his
song “We’ve Only Just Begun” 11. Valerie Simpson has the last musical word with her moving versions of two Motown standards she co-wrote
with her late husband, Nick Ashford: “Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing” & “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” 12. Stephen Schwartz performs
two of his musical theater favorites, “For Good,” from Wicked & “Day by Day” from Godspell 13. Melanie (center), delivers two of her big hits,
“Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma” & “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain).” She is accompanied by her 3 children (l-r) Beau-Jarred, Leilah
& Jeordie 14. Dino Fekaris (far left) performs his disco anthem, “I Will Survive,” with (l–r): Shelia Slappy, Keith Fluitt & Theresa Thomason
15. Irving Burgie proves he still has the magic touch while singing his beloved classics, “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” & “Jamaica Farewell.”
The ASCAP Foundation
Spring/Summer 2012
he ASCAP Foundation held it fourth annual “We Write the Songs”
concert at the Library of Congress on May 15, 2012. The event celebrated the gift by The ASCAP Foundation to the Library of Congress
of original materials from some of America’s greatest creators of words
and music. The evening’s host was Paul Williams and the performers
were Stephen Bishop (“On And On”), Irving Burgie (“The Banana Boat
Song [Day-O]”), Dino Fekaris (“I Will Survive”), Dan Foliart (Theme from
Roseanne), Melanie (“Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma”), Ray
Parker, Jr. (“Ghostbusters”), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Valerie Simpson (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”), Chris Stapleton (“Your Man”)
and Tom Whitlock (“Take My Breath Away”) with vocalist Terri Nunn.
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The ASCAP Foundation
Spring/Summer 2012
Composer and Musician Pat Irwin Addresses Students During
“ASCAP Day” @ Berklee College of Music
n April 25, 2012, The ASCAP Foundation presented
“ASCAP Day” @ Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, designed to provide film scoring and songwriting
students with information on current trends in the music
industry. Songwriter, performer, musician, film/television
composer and ASCAP member Pat Irwin headlined the day.
“By establishing ASCAP Day @ Berklee we show our support
for young and emerging composers and songwriters at the
college level,” stated ASCAP and ASCAP Foundation Board
President Paul Williams. “Today’s Berklee students are tomorrow’s ASCAP members. These students are taking a major
leap of faith to try to make their art their lives. I want the question of what their future holds to have a positive answer.”
“ASCAP Day” also featured the presentation of two ASCAP
Foundation scholarships at Berklee: The ASCAP Foundation
Film Scoring Scholarship which was presented to composer,
producer and performer, Wayne Ingram and The ASCAP
Foundation Bart Howard Scholarship which was awarded
to songwriter, performer Caitlin Timmins. Each scholarship
recognizes talent, professionalism, musical ability and career
potential in film scoring and songwriting respectively.
Berklee College of Music President, Roger Brown (l) with ASCAP
film composer and songwriter Pat Irwin ( r) and 2012 ASCAP
Foundation scholarship recipients Caitlin Timmins (second from r)
and Wayne Ingram (second from l).
Pat Irwin and both scholarship recipients were honored
at a luncheon, which was attended by Berklee President
Roger Brown, Berklee faculty and ASCAP/ASCAP Founda- two scholarships are supported by The ASCAP Foundation
tion staff. “ASCAP Day” @ Berklee College of Music and the Bart Howard Fund.
The ASCAP Foundation 2012 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards
SCAP Foundation President Paul Williams announced the
recipients of the 2012 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould
Young Composer Awards program which provides recognition
and cash awards to gifted young composers of Concert music.
Jack Norworth wrote such standards as “Shine On Harvest
Moon” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Award recipients
receive complimentary copies of Sibelius software, generously
donated by Avid.
“We congratulate the recipients and thank our ASCAP
composer judges for their expertise in selecting this year’s
young creators, who represent the bright future of American
Concert music. There were nearly 670 submissions and our dedicated jury selected 29 composers between the ages of 12 to
29, “ commented Williams.
The 2012 Morton Gould Young Composer Award recipients are
listed with their current city of residence: David Biedenbender,
Ann Arbor, MI; William David Cooper, Davis, CA; Derek David, Boston, MA; Simon Frisch, New York, NY; Michael Gilbertson, New Haven, CT; Ted Goldman, Rochester, NY; Peng-Peng
Gong, New York, NY; Ross Griffey, Seabrook, TX; Ted Hearne,
Brooklyn, NY; David Hertzberg, New York, NY; Andrew Hsu,
Philadelphia, PA; Emily Koh, Waltham, MA; Michael Lee, New
York, NY; Maxwell J. McKee, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Jared
Abraham Miller, New York, NY; Eric Nathan, New York, NY; Gity
H. Razaz, New York, NY; Kathryn Salfelder, Fairlawn, NJ; Nathan
Shields, Poughkeepsie, NY; Mike Sweeney, Bloomington, IN;
and Roger Zare, Ann Arbor, MI.
The ASCAP composer/judges were Samuel Adler, Eve
Beglarian, Yotam Haber, Tamar Muskal, Roberto Sierra, Augusta
Read Thomas and Randall Woolf.
Established in 1979, with funding from the Jack and Amy
Norworth Memorial Fund, The ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards program confers cash prizes to Concert music
composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected
The youngest composer Award recipients who range in age
through a juried national competition. These composers
from 12 to 18 are: Miles Jefferson Friday, 18 (WA); Tengku
must be American citizens, permanent residents, or students
Ahmad Irfan, 13 (NY); Anna Larsen, 12 (MA); Yeeren I. Low, 15
possessing US Student Visas.
(PA); John Peter Redmond, 12 (NY); Thomas Reeves, 17 (NY);
Morton Gould, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, served as Pres- Jonas Tarm, 18 (IL); and Renata Vallecillo, 12 (NJ).
ident of ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation from 1986 – 1994.
The following composers received Honorable Mention:
To honor Gould’s lifelong commitment to encouraging young
Anthony R. Green, Boulder, CO; Ian Ng, Long Island City, NY;
creators, the annual ASCAP Foundation Young Composer proMichael Schachter, Ann Arbor, MI; Matt Smith, Cleveland, OH;
gram was dedicated to his memory, following his death in 1996.
Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Chicago, IL; and Clinton J. Wang,
The award-winning composers share monetary prizes including New Haven, CT.
the Leo Kaplan Award, in memory of the distinguished attorney
Honorable Mention in the youngest category: Gideon Broshy,
who served as ASCAP Special Distribution Advisor; the Char18 (NY); Emily Elizabeth Brown, 17 (MD); Thomas Feng, 18 (CA);
lotte V. Bergen Scholarship for a composer 18 years of age or
Sidarth Jayadev, 14 (NY); Jake Landau, 16 (CT); and Yeeray
younger; and grants from the Jack and Amy Norworth Fund.
Low, 17 (PA).
Spring/Summer 2012
The ASCAP Foundation
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The Next Generation
ongwriters: The Next Generation, a program of
The ASCAP Foundation and The John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts, showcased the work
of four emerging ASCAP songwriters and composers
on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage March 22
and 23, 2012. Each evening’s hour-long program was
hosted by ASCAP singer/songwriter and arts entertainment producer Larry Groce, a founder of Mountain
Stage, a live music program on NPR produced by West
Virginia Public Radio. Larry has served as the show’s
artistic director and host since 1983. He holds the same
positions in the television version of the show.
The Andy Akiho Quartet (l to r) Dominic Severini, Andy Akiho,
Austin Walker, Samuel Adams.
The March 22 concert featured New York City based
singer/songwriter/producer André Henry, whose music
intersects the genres of soul, jazz and pop and New York City native Julia
Haltigan whose songs have an antique, America-pop feel.
The March 23 performance highlighted the original works of eclectic
composer and performer Andy Akiho whose interests run from steel pan to
traditional classical music and Celia Woodsmith the roots singer/songwriter
from New England who performed with the bluegrass all-star female band,
Della Mae.
Songwriters: The Next Generation, was conceived in 2010 by the late
jazz pianist, educator, composer and ASCAP Foundation Board member
Dr. Billy Taylor. Throughout his life, Dr. Taylor stressed the importance of
talent of contemporary composers
who are also performers.
Julia Haltigan
Songwriters: The Next Generation, presented by The ASCAP
Foundation and made possible by the Bart Howard Estate,
is part of The Kennedy Center’s free, daily performance
series. The concerts and Q&A with the artists were webcast
live and are archived for viewing at:
Members of Della Mae in action (l to r): Amanda Kowalski, Jenni Lyn
Gardner, Kimber Ludiker, Celia Woodsmith, Courtney Hartman.
ASCAP Foundation Director Colleen McDonough (l), Julia Haltigan
(3rd from r), host Larry Groce (2nd from r) and Julia’s band:
(l -r) Joe Ancowitz, Steve Williams, Bennett Miller.
André Henry (3rd from l) with Nicole Ashford (l),
host Larry Groce (3rd from r), and members of André’s band:
Jesse Fischer, Adam Jackson, Buster Hemphill.
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Nurturing The Next Generation
The ASCAP Foundation Honors a Wide Variety of Scholarship and Award Recipients
Pictured: 1. Sandra Gorney (l), Dr. Roderic Gorney (c) with the Jay Gorney Award recipient, Max Fisher 2. Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation
President Stanley Crouch (l) presents Barry Stephenson with the Louis Armstrong Scholarship 3. Cabaret performer Jamie deRoy (l) with Lance
Horne, recipient of the Jamie deRoy & friends Award 4. Young Jazz Composer Award recipient Garth Neustadter performs an excerpt of his original
work, “Peruvian Scenes.” 5. Wall Street Journal Music Columnist, Will Friedwald (l), with the inaugural recipient of the Louis Prima Award, Glenn
Hall III 6. Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.’s Doug (l) & Michael Brettler (r) with Brent Wesley Rupard recipient of the Leon Brettler Award 7. ASCAP
Foundation Sammy Cahn Award recipient, Katie Herzig performs her award-winning song, “Closest I Get” 8. Award-winning ASCAP songwriter,
Desmond Child (l) with the Desmond Child Anthem Award recipient, Matthew Bubel 9. Peter Stoller (l) with the Leiber & Stoller Music Scholarship
recipient, Carlos Nieves 10. Carlin America CEO, Caroline Bienstock (r) with the inaugural Freddy Bienstock Scholarship & Internship recipient, Shane
Ching 11. Andrew (l) & Joe (r ) Raposo present the Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award to Garry Novikoff 12. Larry Hart (center) with recipients of
the Mary Rodgers-Lorenz Hart Award, Chris Dimond (l) and Michael Kooman (r) 13. Jamie Bernstein (r) with the Leonard Bernstein Award recipient,
Wlad Marhulets 14. Patty Allen presents the Robert Allen Award to Chris Snyder 15. (opposite page) ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento (r) & wife Barbara
(3rd from r) with teacher Melissa Schur (l) & students from the Music Conservatory of Westchester, MTI, recipient of the Barbara & John LoFrumento Award.
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2012 ASCAP
Herb Alpert
Young Jazz
he ASCAP Foundation
2012 Herb Alpert Young
were recently announced.
The recipients, who receive
cash awards range in age
from 10 to 29, and are
selected through a juried
national competition.
16. Hal David & wife Eunice (l), with the Eunice & Hal David Merit Award recipient, Gretchen Parlato (r)
17. Valerie Simpson and André Henry, the 1st recipient of the “Reach Out and Touch” Award in
honor of Nick Ashford 18. Irving Burgie (l) with the Irving Burgie Scholarship recipient Ebony Joi Franklin
19. Irwin Z. Robinson (r), VP, Industry Affairs, The Richmond Organization & wife Joan (l) with the Joan
& Irwin Robinson Scholarship recipient, Samuel Disston Tall 20. Brent Wesley Rupard performs his song,
“Nothing But You” 21. Bruce Broughton announces the 2011 Morton Gould Young Composer Awardees.
22. Morton Gould Young Composer Yuri Boguinia performs his piece, “A Minor Prayer”
23. Laurent Hubert (l), EVP, COO-North America, BMG Chrysalis presents the BMG Chrysalis
Scholarship in honor of Quincy Jones to Aman Alem 24. Tita Cahn (l) presents the
Sammy Cahn Award to Katie Herzig 25. Robert Kimball (l) with Ira Gershwin Scholarship
recipient, Adam O’Farrill 26. Richard Rodgers New Horizon Awardees Benj Pasek (l) & Justin Paul (r)
27. Lichelle Music’s CEO Dean Kay with the Michelle & Dean Kay Award recipient, Jeremy Silver.
The 2012 recipients are
listed with their age and
current city of residence:
Reuben Allen, 23, Rochester,
NY; Ryan Andrews, 24,
Miami, FL; Lauren Baba, 25, Los
Boehlen, 25, New York,
NY; Michael Dease, 29,
Astoria, NY; Paul Krueger, 25,
Eugene, OR; Joshua Kwassman,
23, New York, NY; Jimmy
Macbride, 20, New York,
NY; Chase Morrin, 18,
Cambridge, MA; Adam
Neely, 23, Brooklyn, NY;
Rochester, NY; Zan Tetickovic,
20, NYC; Jonathan Thomas,18,
NYC; Camille Thurman, 25,
Queens, NY; Zac Zinger, 23,
Brighton, MA; and Christopher Zuar, 24, New York, NY.
Composers, ages 10 to 18,
are: Dominic Bierenga, 17
(MI); Quin Kronyak, 11 (NJ);
David Leon, 18 (FL); Alma
Macbride, 16 (CT); and
Tissiana Vallecillo, 10 (AZ).
Honorable Mentions are:
Quentin Angus, 24, New
York, NY; Phillip Golub,
19, Pacific Palisades; Martha
Kato, 22, Brooklyn, NY;
Austin, TX; Matt Savage,
and Laila Smith, 16 (CA).
Fedchock and Rufus Reid.
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Gifts of $25,000 or more
Harold Adamson Estate
in memory of Eve Adamson
and Lloyd F. Crisfield
The Louis Armstrong Educational
Foundation, Inc.
Irving Caesar Estate
The Cain Foundation
Carlin America Inc.
Mary Rodgers Guettel
Bart Howard Estate
Ginny Mancini
National Endowment for the Arts
The Nelson Trust
Jack & Amy Norworth Estate
Performing Arts Center of Los
Angeles County in honor of
Eunice and Hal David
John Powell & Melinda Lerner
Gia Maione Prima Foundation
in memory of Louis Prima
Dream Makers
Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999
Patty K. Allen
Freddie Gershon in honor of
Stephen Schwartz,
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
The Grammy Foundation
John & Barbara LoFrumento
Joseph & Rosalie Meyer Estate
Larry Stock Estate
Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
BMG Chrysalis Music Publishing
Tita Cahn
in memory of Sammy Cahn
Eunice & Hal David
Winnie Holzman & Paul Dooley
in honor of Stephen Schwartz
The Jerome Leiber Charitable
Hal Leonard Corporation
Frank Loesser Enterprises
Edward & Amelia Madden Estate
Music Publishers Association
Valerie Simpson
in memory of Nick Ashford
Mike and Corky Hale Stoller
Albert and Barbara Trace Estate
Paul and Mariana Williams
Gifts of $1,000 to $4,999
The Art of Recovery
in honor of Paul Williams
James Brockman Estate
Irving Burgie
Thank You
to all 2011 Donors to The ASCAP Foundation
Michael G. Cunningham
Paul Cunningham Estate
Charles D’Angelo in memory
Mary Wysocki &
Bertha Palmer
Stephanie DeLange
in memory of Eddie DeLange
Warren DeLange
Rosalind Devon
Charles Dimston
Bob Dorough
Gifts from $100 to $499
John Duffy
Anonymous (8)
Sharon Dunn in honor of
in memory of Blossom Dearie
Karen Sherry &
in memory of Louis Armstrong
Colleen McDonough
in honor of JoAnn DiFranco
Stephen James Edwards
in honor of Susan E. Kane
in memory of
in honor of Kelley Kipperman
Rosalie Savarino Edwards
in memory of Joseph L. Testa, Sr.
The Ewing Family
Samuel Adler
in memory of Jamie Ewing
Didi Almeida in memory of
A. Edward Ezor
her husband Laurindo Almeida
in honor of Fred Steiner
John Murray Anderson Estate
Phyllis Feder
Dave Appell Music
in honor of Karen Sherry
Arguedas Cassman & Headley LLP Todd Gordon & Susan Feder
Kenneth Lee Ascher
Buddy Feyne Trust
Angelo Badalamenti in memory of
c/o Stephanie Feyne
Francis H. Stanton
in memory of Buddy Feyne
Travis Barker
William Arms Fisher Estate
William J. Basie Trust c/o
Stephen Flaherty
Ronald L. Garnett,
David Martin Frank
in memory of
in memory of Arif Mardin
William J. “Count” Basie
Douglas Gallop
John H. Beck
Michael Gandolfi
Charles Bernstein
in memory of Pamela Voget
Helene Blue
Charles Garrett
Wayne R. Bohrnstedt
in memory of Tholen Jeffries
The Bridges/Larson Foundation & Michael Glasgow in honor of
Gifts of $500 to $999
Jack Larson in memory of
Malinda Schantz &
James Bridges
Richard Adler
Dawn Henderson
The Bernstein Family Foundation Philip Browne
Lori Goodman in memory of
Lorraine Buch in memory of
John C. Beyer
Wladimir Selinsky
Theodore Lehrman
Blue Flame Agency in honor of
Babbie Green
Larren Buckley in memory of
Sean “Diddy” Combs
Thomas Griselle Estate
Dorothy & Don Raye
Bruce Broughton
Jay Gruska
Richard Butterfield
Lee Bufalini in memory of
Jane & Joseph Haffner
The John Cage Trust c/o
Harry Kirby McClintock &
Christopher Harbach
Cunningham Dance Foundation
The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Karin Hazelhoff Roelfzema
Robert F. & Carolyn A. Candela
Al Byron in memory of
in memory of
Larry Carp in honor of
Beatrice Schwartz
Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema
Colleen McDonough
The City College of the
Paul A. Hefti
John C Chaffee Jr.
City University of New York
Julia & Lawrence Holofcener
Ray Charles
Ginny Dennis
in memory of Jerry Block
Euguene Cines Estate
in memory of Matt Dennis
Roberta S. Isberg
Larry Clinton Jr
Janet Gardner
Dr. Joseph Willcox Jenkins
in memory of Larry Clinton
in honor of Sally K. Albrecht
in memory of
Barry Coburn
Audrey R. Gillespie
Bruce E. Montgomery
(Ten Ten Music Group)
Jennifer Higdon
Hunter Johnson Estate
Jerome D. Cohen
in honor of Fran Richard
Benjamin B. Johnston, Jr.
Susan Hut in memory of Leo Kaplan Mrs. Esther R. Cohen
in memory of Betty Johnston
in memory of Kal Mann
David Leichtman
Elvin L. Jones
Melinda Connolly in memory of
Dr. Yi Chen & Dr. Long Zhou
Mrs. Donald Kahn
Ruth E. McDonough
George Maloian
in memory of Gus Kahn &
Mercer Cook in memory of
Keith Mardak in memory of
in honor of Donald Kahn
Will Marion Cook
Johnny Bienstock
Thomas & Savannah Snow Keifer
David Conney, M.D.
The Joe & Hellen Darion Foundation
Eunice & Hal David in memory of
John Lofrumento’s sister,
Lorraine Marcone
Charles Gates Dawes Estate
Mitchell B. DeGroot, Jr. Trust
Jamie deRoy
Josef Freudenthal Estate
Audrey S. Geisel/ Dr. Seuss Foundation
Sondra K. Gorney
in memory of Jay Gorney
Dr. Roderic Gorney
in memory of Jay Gorney
Joe Henry
in memory of John Denver
Simon and Michelle Higgs
Pat Collins and Jonico Music Inc
Henry & Elaine Kaufman
Foundation, Inc.
Mandy Mercer-Néder
in memory of Johnny Mercer
Theresa Margaret Grote T/U/W
Miami Children’s Hospital at
The Miami Foundation
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Orlando and Lura Murden
Nathan Associates Inc.
The Cole Porter Musical & Literary
Property Trusts
Frank Proto
Irwin & Joan Robinson in honor of
Lorraine Marcone
James Royce Shannon Estate aka
James Stanley Royce
Ronald Miller
R. Carlos & Pam Hyde-Nakai
Sidney Prosen Estate
Margaret Puente
in memory of Tito Puente
Richard & Dana Reimer
The Sigmans @ Major Songs Ltd
in honor of Carl Sigman
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in honor of Dr. Billy Taylor
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in memory of Larry Conley
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Paul & Kitty Lazarus
Tania León in memory of
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Ange Lorenzo Estate
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Rudy Simons/Marlong Music
in memory of
Seymour Simons
& Gerald Marks
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D.H. “Tex” Owens
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Estate of James F. McHugh, Jr.
Steven Zahn & Ellen Meltzer-Zahn
Mr. Ron A. Mendelsohn
Ivan Mogull
in memory of Marcia Mogull
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Trevor Morris
Anita Nye
Heriberto Muñoz Padin
(Fideicomiso Maria E. Flores)
in memory of
Pedro Flores Córdova
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Stephen Paulus
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and Fenton LLP
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Mary Candy Ryder
Stephen A. Schneider
Virginia B. Scrymgeour
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in honor Linda &
in memory of Bleu Ocean
Lakhbir Singh
Morton & Joan Sklaroff
Barbara Staton in memory of
Merrill Staton
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to all 2011 Donors to The ASCAP Foundation
Charles Strouse
Michael Sukin & Kimberly Bon
in memory of Lou Levy
Susanna Moross Tarjan
Janet Tinsley in memory of
William Dicky Wells
Suzanne Vega
Edwin J. Weber Estate
Jenny Yates
Gifts up to $99
Anonymous (8)
in memory of Giampaolo Bracali
in memory of Mack Discant
in memory of David Hines
in memory of Fred Rose
in honor of love
Van Alexander in memory of
Mickey Goldsen
Dutch & Connie Atkins
in honor of Nicole Atkins
Lilyana Avila in honor of
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Mr & Mrs. Steve Barri
Peter Bartok
John T. Benson Jr. Estate
Patricia Bergdahl
Paul D. Bourquin
Robert Buchsbaum
in honor of Abram Foster
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Cliff Burwell, Sr.
Charles Wakefield Cadman Estate
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in memory of Lester Sill
Tom & Beth Carey
in memory of Joe Verscharen
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Shannon Cipolla
in memory of Schuler Christy
in honor of Erika Wilcox
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in memory of John Boda
Estate of Frank Damico
in memory of
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Walter Damrosch Estate
Dani Mari Music Publisher
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in memory of Dana Suesse
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in memory of Gardner Read
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in memory of Eddie Edwards
of the ODJB
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Steven J. Ettinger aka Steve Ett
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in memory of
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& Walter Bishop Jr.
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in honor of Ted Masur
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Colleen McDonough
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Douglas McKeown
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Spring/Summer 2012
NEA Awards Grant to The ASCAP Foundation
n April 25th, 2012 the National Endowment
for the Arts announced the latest round of
2012 NEA funding which included a grant to
The ASCAP Foundation to support the Summer
Music Camp at Manhattan School of Music.
This marks the 10th consecutive year that The
ASCAP Foundation has received a grant, so we
are very proud of this achievement.
The Summer Music Camp at Manhattan School
of Music (MSM) provides intensive music instruction to children ranging in age from 11
to 17 for voice majors in musical theater, and
instrumental majors for large and small
ensembles. Camp goals include increasing
levels of music appreciation, knowledge, understanding
based on the
N a t i o n a l
Standards for
the Arts. This
opportunity goes
beyond outstanding musical training. It instills discipline, positive social
development, a respect for each other’s abilities and a lesson in teamwork.
Manhattan School of Music Summer Campers
Numbers to Note in 2011
• 902,944 benefit from our programs.
• 150,131 are students in K-12.
What is YOUR Number to NOTE?
A gift to The ASCAP Foundation
is an investment in the future of music.
The Summer Music Camp at MSM now includes
a residential option for campers attending from
afar. Camp dates are July 9th - August 3rd.
Our Mission
The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past
and sustaining the creative incentive for today’s creators through a variety of educational, professional and
humanitarian programs and activities which serve the entire music community.
The ASCAP Foundation is a publicly supported charitable organization exempt from federal taxation under IRC § 501(c)(3) and
funded by contributions, bequests, royalties and grants from ASCAP members, other foundations & the general public.
We welcome your contributions, which are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Please join us in supporting the talent of tomorrow by making a contribution today.
The ASCAP Foundation
Board of Directors
Paul Williams, President,
Irwin Z. Robinson, Vice President,
Music Publisher
Dean Kay, Treasurer,
Songwriter / Music Publisher
Ginny Mancini, Secretary,
Trustee, Henry Mancini Estate
Marilyn Bergman, Lyricist
One Lincoln Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Charles Bernstein, Composer
Bruce Broughton, Composer
Tita Cahn, Co-Trustee,
Sammy Cahn Estate
Alf Clausen, Composer
Hal David, Lyricist
Dan Foliart, Composer
Arthur Hamilton, Composer / Lyricist
Wayland Holyfield, Composer / Lyricist
James M. Kendrick, Music Publisher
Robert Kimball, Music Historian
Ed London, Music Business Manager
Johnny Mandel, Composer
James McBride, Composer / Author
phone 212-621-6219
fax 212-595-3342
Jay R. Morgenstern, Music Publisher
Mary Rodgers, Composer / Lyricist
Stephen Schwartz, Composer / Lyricist
Valerie Simpson, Songwriter
Charles Strouse, Composer
Doug Wood, Composer
Karen Sherry, Executive Director
Colleen McDonough, Director
Julie Lapore, Program Manager
Rebecca Kasilag, Development Associate
Joan Hill, Financial Manager
[email protected]

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