NEW YORK, December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Filled with enchanting performances and inspiring presentations, the upcoming Honors of the 2021 ASCAP Foundation the online event promises to wow audiences near and far while recognizing this year’s gifted laureates. At Tuesday 14 December, acclaimed music creators and rising stars will share the virtual stage to celebrate the recipients of the Foundation’s 2021 awards and scholarships at 6:00 p.m. ET on the ASCAP Foundation Youtube channel.

Concurrently, the ASCAP Foundation is hosting a virtual holiday auction to raise funds for its educational programs, featuring donations from top ASCAP members, including Billie Eilish, Lil Baby, Ne-Yo, Chris Stapleton and more. The auction is now live Wednesday December 15 with some items still available via Friday 17th December, and can be found at

Foundation Honors Highlights to Include Peggy Lee Songwriter Award Recipient Molly brown accept his honor from Lee’s granddaughter Holly foster wells and performing Brown’s song “White Horses”, and eminent jazz composer Marcus miller presents a third Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award to saxophonist, composer and producer Eddie codrington, who will perform “Zero Hand”.

Later, the legend of musical theater Stephen schwartz will grant lyricists Jason ma and Daniel Mertzlufft with the ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Awards for Musical Theater. A second series of Harold Adamson Lyric Awards for rhythm and soul music to be presented to songwriters Marc Borino, Jai sessions and Jesse “Jesediah” Sgambati, participants in The Collective, an ASCAP urban songwriting workshop, by a Grammy-nominated workshop mentor Fall Rowe. The trio will also perform their song “Complaisant”.

Other creators taking the virtual stage are acclaimed composers and conductors Tania Leon, which rewards the composer Nina Shekhar with the Rudolf Nissim Prize; and playwright / lyricist Sara cooper and orchestrator / arranger Lynne shankel, who receive the Lucille and Jack Yellen Prize for Composer and Member of the Foundation Board Dan Foliart, and present their song “Perpetual Sunshine”, performed by students of the Baldwin Wallace Music Theater Program.

The celebration program will also feature the ASCAP Foundation Mariana & Paul williams Sunlight of the Spirit Award, presented by Foundation Board Chairman Williams to the music industry-led nonprofit Route recovery; The ASCAP Foundation Michelle & Dean Kay Award for Emmy Award-winning Film and Television Composer Denise santos; and the ASCAP Foundation Jeanne & Irwin Robinson Scholarship, awarded to an undergraduate student in music business Jessica Bisola Omokheyeke.

“It is a privilege for the ASCAP Foundation to defend these remarkable songwriters and emerging composers,” said Executive Director of the ASCAP Foundation Nicole george middleton. “From jazz to musical theater to rhythm and soul and more, the future of music is here and we are committed to providing the education and recognition that emerging talent needs to take it to the next level in their career. “

Those wishing to RSVP and / or purchase a donation-based ticket for the event to support the new generation of composers and songwriters can visit

A complete list of the 2021 ASCAP Foundation scholarship and award recipients is available at

About 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. This includes songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs for songwriters, composers and lyricists. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and music lovers through United States.

SOURCE The ASCAP Foundation

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