Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
The 2016 ASCAP FOUNDATION HONORS were given out last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room last night and BroadwayWorld was there.
Paul Williams, it's president noted: "The ASCAP Foundation Honors 2016 celebrates the achievements of the people who represent our musical hopes and dreams for the future. They are music creators and performers who are beginning their careers and already making an impact. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we continue to support a variety of songwriting workshops, summer music camps, scholarships, awards, commissioning projects and much more. Our Foundation impacts more than 3 million people annually through our support of over 150 music education, talent development, humanitarian and community outreach programs."
Colleen McDonough, executive director of ASCAP pointed out as the tune Take Me Out To The Ball Game was heard, that the organization got an early financial boost when the songs co-composers estate willed the royalties to ASCAP. The ASCAP Foundation was incorporated in 1975 when Amy Swor Norworth, widow of Jack Norworth, the lyricist who penned "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with composer Albert Von Tilzer, left a generous bequest to ASCAP to establish the Jack and Amy Norworth Memorial Fund to assist deserving young composers through the use royalties from "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." That initial program was called the The ASCAP Foundation Grants to Young Composers competion, designed to encourage composers in the earliest stages of their careers. The program, now known as The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, has provided cash awards to hundreds of composers under the age of 30 since
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Paul Williams, President ASCAP
ASCAP Foundation HONORS
Colleen McDonough, executive director ASCAP
Maria Schneider & Paul Williams
Jack Vogt & Stanly Crouch, Louis Armstrong Award
Nicole Ashford & Asia Ashford
Charles Duke, Reach Out & touch Award
Jamie deRoy & friends Award
Herb Alpert Award Winners
Jazz at Lincoln Center