Music Department graduate student Visnja Krzic, an M.A. candidate in the area of Composition for Visual Media, has been awarded the prestigious ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for 2010. From the press release by ASCAP:

“Each year the ASCAP Foundation holds a national competition for gifted Young Concert Music Composers up to thirty years of age.  This competition was named in honor of the late Morton Gould, who was a gifted composer prodigy, an esteemed Pulitzer Prize winning composer and who served as President of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers).

It is my pleasure to inform you that among the 2010 winners is a student associated with your school.  Ours is a prestigious, tough, juried, national competition.  We received 730 entries this year.  Please join me in congratulating Visnja Krzic and the wonderful composer faculty who have contributed so much to the preparation and training of this talented student.”