The ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards (the "Award") is granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers during the earliest stages of their careers. The Herb Alpert Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation established in the early 1980s, makes significant annual contributions to a range of programs in the fields of arts, arts education and compassion and well-being. Its funding is directed toward projects in which Herb and Lani Alpert and the Herb Alpert Foundation President, Rona Sebastian, play an active role.
The specific details and requirements of Award are set forth below. Participation in the Award is subject to The ASCAP Foundation Official Awards General Rules and Regulations (the "Rules"). To the extent not specifically defined below, all capitalized terms have the meaning set forth in the Rules.
The Award is open to young composers (each, an "Entrant") who have not reached their 30th birthday by December 31, 2019. Entrants must also be, at the time of entry, a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or enrolled student with a valid and current U.S. student visa.
Minor Applicants: For Entrants under the age of 18 (or the age of majority in the state or country of his or her residence), such Entrant's parent or guardian will be required to complete and submit the Online Application (together with any other Submission materials) on behalf of such Entrant. In addition, for Entrants under the age of 13, such Entrant's parent or guardian will be required to (a) complete and submit a paper Application (together with any other Submission materials) on behalf of such Entrant and (b) give Parental Consent (as outlined in the Official Awards General Rules and Regulations).
Co-Writers: No co-written Submissions (as defined below) will be considered for this Award.
Previous Recipients of Foundation Awards: Previous recipients of any Foundation award other than this Award are eligible for consideration for the Award, but may only include in their Submission a work that was written after the work that was the subject of such previous award; however, previous recipients who have been awarded this Award a total of three or more times in past years shall not be eligible for consideration for this Award.