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Maria Schneider Wins ASCAP Foundation’s Life in Music Award

Composer honored for a career that exemplifies “creative excellence"

Maria Schneider

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has named jazz composer, arranger and bandleader Maria Schneider one of two 2016 recipients of the ASCAP Foundation’s Life in Music Award. Schneider is being honored, said Foundation president Paul Williams, “for her inventive works in classical and jazz,” and for a career that exemplifies “the creative excellence that is at the heart of the Life in Music Award.”

Along with her fellow honoree, celebrated choral composer Morten Lauridsen, Schneider will be fêted on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Honors. This invitation-only event will be hosted in the Appel Room and Ertegun Atrium at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City.

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