The ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize


To encourage talented composers of concert music by providing recognition, appreciation and a monetary award to the composer of the winning score.

For guidelines and application: external link/media/files/pdf/career-development/nissimapp.pdf.


Open to all living concert composer members of ASCAP. Prior winners of this Prize are ineligible. The bound score (copy, not original manuscript), of one published or unpublished original concert work (no arrangements) requiring a conductor scored for full orchestra, chamber orchestra, or large wind/brass ensemble (with or without soloists and/or chorus) will be considered. The work must not have been previously premiered by paid professionals.

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  • Annual

Award Value


Application procedure

Applicants must complete an application form and other materials. For further details mail to .

Closing date

November 15th


The ASCAP 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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