ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund

Jazz HouseThe ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund encourages and supports musicians across the nation through a range of music education programs and scholarships. Beneficiaries of the scholarships include the University of New Orleans (UNO), Queens College, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), which support the studies in jazz composition.

In addition, the Fund offers grants to several music education programs that align with the mission of The ASCAP Foundation. These programs include the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, The Billy Taylor Jazzmobile Saturday Jazz Workshop, The Jazz House Kids summer programs, and the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC).

Moreover, the Fund recognizes outstanding female jazz composers through The Phoebe Jacobs Prize, which is awarded to those who have received an ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.
Through these various endeavors, the Louis Armstrong Fund continues to impact thousands of individuals from pre-K to the graduate level, and even adults while perpetuating the Louis Armstrong name.

Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent and development programming. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, commissions, and recognition and community outreach programs. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States.

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