top honors for Songs from the Jade Flute
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has
honored Sean Heim 93 for making beautiful music. The
ASCAP presented Heim, an adjunct member of the Fine & Performing
Arts faculty, with the Rudolf Nissam Award for Songs from
the Jade Flute earlier this year.
The award honors excellence in large-scale orchestral composition
that requires a conductor. Three judges unanimously selected Heim
from more than 200 submissions from around the world competing for
Songs from the Jade Flute is a composition for soprano
and orchestra based on three poems by Chinese poet Li Po published
in a book called The Jade Flute.
The ASCAP also presented Heim with a 1999-2000 Standard Award, given
yearly for individuals whose works are performed primarily in academic