Distinctions of the ASCAP Foundation and virtual auction

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ASCAP Prize 2021

On TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, the ASCAP Foundation Honors Awards will reward acclaimed music creators and rising stars with inspiring performances and presentations on a virtual stage starting at 6:00 p.m. (ET) on the ASCAP Foundation’s YOUTUBE channel.

The PEGGY LEE SONGWRITER AWARD goes to MOLLY BROWN, presented by the granddaughter of LEE HOLLY FOSTER WELLS and performing the BROWN song “White Horses”. Jazz composer MARCUS MILLER will present a third HERB ALPERT YOUNG JAZZ COMPOSER AWARD to saxophonist, composer and producer EDDIE CODRINGTON who will perform “Zero Hand”.

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ will award lyricists JASON MA and DANIEL MERTZLUFFT the ASCAP FOUNDATION HAROLD ADAMSON LYRIC AWARDS FOR MUSICAL THEATER. A second series of HAROLD ADAMSON LYRIC AWARDS FOR RHYTHM & SOUL MUSIC will be awarded to songwriters MARK BORINO, JAI SESSIONS and JESSE “JESEDIAH” SGAMBATI. The trio will also perform their song “Complaisent”.

TANIA LEÓN, will present the composer NINA SHEKHAR with the RUDOLF NISSIM PRIZE; and playwright / lyricist SARA COOPER and orchestrator / arranger LYNNE SHANKEL, who will receive the LUCILLE AND JACK YELLEN AWARD and perform their song “Perpetual Sunshine”.

THE ASCAP FOUNDATION MARIANA & PAUL WILLIAMS SUNLIGHT OF THE SPIRIT AWARD, presented by Foundation Board PRESIDENT PAUL WILLIAMS to the music industry focused nonprofit ROAD RECOVERY; THE ASCAP FOUNDATION MICHELLE & DEAN KAY AWARD, awarded to DENISE SANTOS, EMMT-winning film and television composer; and the ASCAP FOUNDATION JOAN & IRWIN ROBINSON Fellowship, awarded to undergraduate music business student JESSICA BISOLA OMOKHEYEKE.

“It is a privilege for the ASCAP FOUNDATION to champion these remarkable songwriters and emerging composers,” said the director of the ASCAP FOUNDATION. Real. NICOLE GEORGE-MIDDLETON. “From Jazz and Musical Theater to Rhythm & Doul and more, the future of music is here and we are committed to providing the education and recognition that emerging talents need to take their career to the next level. . “

The ASCAP FOUNDATION Virtual Vacation Auction to raise funds for its educational programs, featuring donations from top ASCAP members including BILLIE EILISH, LIL BABY, NE-YO, CHRIS STAPLETON and more. The auction is now live until WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15 and some items are still available until FRIDAY DECEMBER 17 and can be viewed at https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/ASCAPFoundation.

For more information on Honors and the auction, visit https://bit.ly/FoundationHonors21.

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