WMU News

Adams and Curtis-Smith earn ASCAP honors

Sept. 23, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Two School of Music faculty members, Richard Adams and Curtis Curtis-Smith, have been named recipients of awards from ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

The awards reflect ASCAP's continuing commitment to assist and encourage ASCAP composers. Awards are granted by an independent panel and are based upon the unique prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions, as well as recent performances in areas not surveyed by the society.

Curtis-Smith is no stranger to the awards. This marks the 24th time the WMU musician and composer has received an ASCAP award.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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