I’m very excited to share that I have received an ASCAP Plus Award for 2017! The ASCAP Plus Awards program rewards ASCAP writer members of children's music, concert music, jazz and musical theatre with a value beyond the scope of performance surveys (those who make a contribution to the music scene but make less than $25,000 per year in royalties from performances.)
The Plus Awards are generally small awards, but they are prestigious and highly competitive. This is my first award and it is quite an honor. The award covers work created and performed in 2016 which included CONSPIRACY THEORIES, PRAYERS IN VILLEFRANCHE, SOUTHEAST BY NORTHWEST and THE BIRDS.
Thanks to Maestro Arnaud Caumeil of the Conservatoire de Limonest, the many directors and colleagues who programmed these works, as well as the Fenton Community Orchestra for their countless performances and enduring support!
Through its annual ASCAP Plus Awards program, ASCAP compensates those writers whose works are substantially performed in venues and media outside its surveys. An independent panel reviews the applications and makes cash awards to deserving members as well as writers whose works have a unique prestige value.