Maria Schneider to receive Life In Music Award

Grammy-winning Maria Schneider is adding another award to her long list of honours. The big band leader will receive a Life In Music Award from the American Society of Composer, Arrangers and Performers (ASCAP), on Wednesday.

This invitation-only event takes place at the Appel Room and Ertegun Atrium in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.

“The ASCAP Foundation is honored to recognize … Maria Schneider for her inventive works in classical and jazz. Both embody the creative excellence that is at the heart of the Life in Music Award, and we look forward to having them with us on December 14,’ reads the organization’s website.

Previous recipients include Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Jesse Winchester and Horace Silver.

Acclaimed choral music composer Morten Lauridsen will also be honoured during the ceremony.

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