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ASCAP Award for Benjamin

Friday 7 November 2014


RCM Composition for Screen composer Benjamin Woodgates has been awarded the ASCAP Foundation Michelle and Dean Kay Award.

Benjamin, who is currently studying at the RCM with Vasco Hexel, was selected from hundreds of applicants to take part in American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)’s Television & Film Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles in summer 2014. Benjamin’s success in this workshop led to him winning this award over all other participants of ASCAP pop, musical theatre and TV & film scoring workshops in LA.

ASCAP is an association of more than 500,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music.  The ASCAP Foundation Michelle and Dean Kay Award was established to support careers in music, particularly for those who concentrate their efforts in the Los Angeles area.

Benjamin’s account of taking part in the ASCAP course can be read on our . 

Image: Benjamin Woodgates talking to percussionist Don Williams during the ASCAP course © April Rocha