Dr. Mark Zanter’s string orchestra piece,”Lament and dream” (2013) was recently recognized with special distinction in conjunction with the 2014 ASCAP Rudolph Nissim prize.
The announcement noted that Zanter was recognized by ASCAP for his skill and talent in concert composition with his piece for string orchestra, piano and percussion.
His score for “Lament and dream” was chosen in addition to three other works for special distinction. There were nearly 300 submissions for the acclaimed Nissim Award, which was won this year by Matthew Peterson.
The Nissim Award is presented annually to an ASCAP composer for a composition requiring a conductor that has not been performed professionally. The winning compositions are selected by a jury of conductors.
Zanter is an active composer, performer and faculty member at Marshall. Currently work is under way on an album of his original compositions, including “Lament and dream.” For more information about the ASCAP Nissim Award go online to http://www.ascap.com/press/2014/0113-matthew-peterson-wins-nissim-prize.aspx