Stand Up and Be Seen!
Chairman of the Department of Music Jamie Begian received an ASCAPLUS Award for his work as a jazz musician and composer. ASCAPLUS is an awards program that provides cash and recognition to established writers whose main activity is outside of broadcast media. ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, of which Begian is a member.
The ASCAP award is the latest in a series of awards Begian's compositions have received. In 2001, he was the winner of the "Charlie Parker Award," presented by the prestigious BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, for his piece "Fuzzy Math." He was nominated for the same award in 2000 with his piece, "Oops!"