UMKC Conservatory Recipients of 2022 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that several students and alumni are recipients of the prestigious ASCAP 2022 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. 

Ben Baker, MM second year
Paul Berlinsky, MM 2021
Shengnan Cao, DMA fourth year
Lucy Shirley, MM 2022
Songfeng Tian, DMA second year
Honorable Mention: Yizhang Liu, MM '20, DMA third year
Dr. Yotam Haber was one of the judging panelists in the final round.
The annual ASCAP Foundation Young Composer program was dedicated to Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Morton Gould’s memory following his death in 1996 to honor his lifelong commitment to encouraging young creators.  A child prodigy himself, Gould’s first composition was published by G. Schirmer when he was only six years of age. Gould served as President of ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation from 1986–94.
Congratulations to Conservatory students and alumni!