Conservatory Composition Alum Alan Chan Receives Commissioning Prize


UMKC Composition alumnus Alan Chan (MM, composition, 2004) has received ASCAP's Symphonic Jazz Orchestra George Duke Commissioning Prize.

ASCAP notes, "Los Angeles based composer Alan Chan was selected as the recipient of the $10,000 commissioning prize and will write a new work for the ensemble for the 2016-17 season.

Alan’s genre-bending music has been recognized with awards and fellowships from the American Composers Forum, New Music USA, and The Ucross Foundation among others. In 2011, he founded the Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra, which is comprised of top studio/jazz musicians from Los Angeles. His music has been performed around the world by such ensembles as the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Millennium Jazz Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony, Taipei Percussion and sTop in Slovenia."


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