The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards


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

For guidelines and application: external link.


Open to United States citizens or permanent residents who have not reached their 30th birthday by December 31st in the year of the competition. Only completely original music will be considered. Arrangements are not eligible. Compositions which have previously earned awards or prizes in any other national competition are ineligible.

Quantity Available

Varies from year to year


  • Annual

Award Value


Application procedure

Applicants must complete an application form and other materials.

Closing date

December 1st


The Gibson Foundation and The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund

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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