From Chorus America
The Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming recognizes member choruses that demonstrate a commitment to fostering and promoting new music. Awards are based not only on the number of works performed which were written in the last 25 years, but also on the variety and creativity of the new music programmed during the most recently completed season. The selection panel gives special attention to commissioned works and to world, United States, and regional premieres.
Winners of these awards receive an engraved plaque and a cash award. The winners are selected by an anonymous panel of choral composers appointed by Chorus America; these people serve on a rotating basis so that each year’s panel represents a fresh mix of choral composers.
The recipients of the 2013 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming are:
- Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, artistic director
- VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle, artistic director
- Anima—Young Singers of Greater Chicago, Emily Ellsworth, artistic director