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Addison Frei, Aaron Hedenstrom, and Drew Zaremba win ASCAP Awards

February 4, 2013


Current University of North Texas Jazz Studies students Addison Frei, http://www.addisonfrei.com/html/about.php, and Drew Zaremba,http://www.drewzarembamusic.com/live/, undergraduates, and Aaron Hedenstrom, http://www.aaronhedenstrom.com/, master’s student, are among the winners of the 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award sponsored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Congratulations to these three talented and hardworking students and their faculty mentors.

jazzArt2ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Established by The ASCAP Foundation in 2002 to encourage gifted jazz composers under the age of 30, the program now carries the name of the great trumpeter and ASCAP member Herb Alpert in recognition of The Herb Alpert Foundation’s multi-year financial commitment to support this unique program. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 10 to 30, and are selected through a juried national competition.

Commenting on the awards, Paul Williams said, “The talented young music creators we recognize through this program represent the future of jazz composition. We congratulate the recipients and extend thanks to the dedicated panel of ASCAP composers who selected the honorees. We are delighted to partner with the Herb Alpert Foundation in this significant endeavor.”

About Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a house filled with music. He began his philanthropy in 1982, and with his wife, singer Lani Hall, oversees the Herb Alpert Foundation’s commitment to funding the arts and education programs, as well as programs that promote compassion and well-being. The Foundation’s significant commitments include the 2007 formation of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, devoted to the performance and study of music in all of its global diversity, as well as the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, the Herb Alpert Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists, and the PS Arts Lawndale Elementary School District Initiative, which has brought arts education to more than four thousand children annually for the past seven years.

The Herb Alpert Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation established in the early 1980’s, 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 Foundation President Rona Sebastian play an active role. [The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.]

The ASCAP Foundation
Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs, and public service projects for senior composers and lyricists. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States. www.ascapfoundation.org

 

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