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ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards


To encourage talented young composers by providing recognition, appreciation and monetary awards.

Each year the top award winner receives an additional cash prize, The ASCAP Foundation Leo Kaplan Award.


Open to United States citizens or permanent residents who have not reached their 30th birthday by January 1st in the year of competition. Original concert music of any style will be considered. However, works which have previously earned awards or prizes in any other national competition are ineligible. Arrangements are also ineligible.

Quantity Available

Varies from year to year


  • Annual

Award Value


Application procedure

Applicants must complete an application form and other materials. For more information write to organization.

Closing date

February 1st


The ASCAP Foundation’s Jack and Amy Norworth Memorial Fund, the Leo Kaplan Fund and the Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation

Study Level

  • Unrestricted

ASCAP Foundation

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of over 260,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. It is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through a variety of educational, professional and humanitarian programmes and activities which serve the entire music community. ASCAP's function is to protect the rights of its members by licensing and paying royalties for the public performances of their copyrighted works.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the ASCAP Foundation by using the links below.


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