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.) I'm very pleased to share that I've received this honor for the third consecutive year. The award covers work created and performed in 2018 which included THE RAPTOR RIDES THE WHALE, PRAYERS IN VILLEFRANCHE (String & Brass Band transcriptions), KODACHROME, UNTIL THE NIGHT COLLAPSES, and RUSHLIGHT.
Thanks to the many directors and colleagues who commissioned and programmed these works, both RAPTOR and COLLAPSES were consortium commissions and were only realized through the brilliant work these supportive directors and talented ensembles. 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.