Will Cooper wins the Leo Kaplan Award
Graduate student William Cooper won the Leo Kaplan Award—the top prize—in thegiven out by The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
The Gould awards were established in 1979 in memory of composer (and previous president of ASCAP) Morton Gould. The award gives cash prizes to young composers each year, totaling $40,000. The Avid company also gives each award recipient a copy of the latest Sibelius notation software.