Composition Student Bo Li Wins Morton Gould Young Composer Award

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that DMA composition student Bo Li has been named by ASCAP as a 2018 Morton Gould Young Composer Awardee.  This prestigious award is one of the major national awards for young composers.

“Every year, it is a pleasure for The ASCAP Foundation to get to know and recognize the young music creators who are selected as Morton Gould Young Composer Awards recipients,” said Williams. “We congratulate them on their success and thank our dedicated panel of ASCAP members who selected the composers from nearly 520 submissions. 

This year’s Morton Gould Young Composer Awards composer/judges were: Du Yun, Daniel Felsenfeld, Joel Hoffman, Lowell Liebermann, Tamar Liebermann, Tamar Muskal, Alvin Singleton, and Edward Smaldone. 

Established as The ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards in 1979 with funding from the Jack and Amy Norworth Fund, the program grants cash prizes to concert music composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition.  These composers may be American citizens, permanent residents, or students possessing US Student Visas.

Congratulations, Bo Li!

Published: Apr 17, 2018