Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 8
Award Deadline: Feb 1, 2023

The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (the “Awards”) honor the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and The ASCAP Foundation’s former president Morton Gould’s lifelong commitment to encouraging young creators. Open to composers of original, classical concert music, the Awards encourage developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers.

The specific rules and requirements of the Awards, including but not limited to, eligibility, winner selection process, and award criteria, are set forth below (the “Award Requirements”). By participating in the Award process, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of The ASCAP Foundation (the “Foundation”) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”), which are final and binding in all respects. To the extent not specifically defined below, all capitalized terms have the meaning set forth in the General Terms.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for participation in the Awards, an entrant must be, at the time of entry, (a) at least 13 years of age; and (b) a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or enrolled student with a valid and current U.S. student visa (each, an “Entrant”). Entrants must also be under the age of 30 as of February 1, 2023.

Judging Procedure & Criteria

Each eligible Submission will be judged by a panel of ASCAP composer members based on the significance and overall artistry and compositional elements of the musical work or composition. The judges are selected by the Foundation in its sole discretion. Decisions of the Foundation and/or judges (including the selection of Award Recipient(s)) will be final and binding in all respects.

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