I’m excited to share that I have again received an ASCAP Plus Award! 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 monetary awards, but they are prestigious and highly competitive. This is my second award and it is quite an honor. The award covers work created and performed in 2017 which included ASYLUM, GRADIENTS, & NOBLE GASES.
Thanks to the many directors and colleagues who commissioned and programmed these works, as well as the Royal College of Music, London for the premiere performance and recording of NOBLE GASES. 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.