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Clark College News and Events

October 6, 2006
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921


For the second consecutive year, Maestro Donald Appert
has been honored with the national ASCAPLUS Award, presented
by the
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). 

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College music professor Donald Appert has been honored with the ASCAPLUS Award, presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).  This is the second consecutive year that he has received the ASCAPLUS award.

Maestro Appert, who is currently in his seventeenth season as Music Director/Conductor of the Clark College Orchestra, is preparing for international performances of Prism, his work for chamber orchestra.  Appert will conduct Prism with the Adany Symphony in Turkey in December and with the Oradea State Philharmonic in Romania in March. 

Last year, Appert, who resides in Vancouver, was honored for performances of his work, Elegy for String Orchestra, which has been performed in France, Romania, Portugal and Slovakia.

ASCAPLUS is an awards program that provides cash and recognition to active writers in the early and mid stages of their careers and to established writers whose main activity is outside of broadcast media. ASCAPLUS Awards are determined annually by a panel of distinguished music experts who are neither members, nor employees of ASCAP, and are completely independent in their award adjudication.    

As the world's largest performing rights organization, ASCAP has over 185,000 composer, lyricist and music publisher members representing all genres of music.  ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Marilyn Bergman noted, "Since 1960, the unique ASCAPLUS Awards program has provided deserving music creators with something meaningful and tangible in the form of recognition and money….ASCAP is not only about musical greatness, but also about fostering the creative environment and incentives that are the wellspring of innovation.”


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