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December 8, 2016
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Agatha Kasprzyk, composition grad, wins prestigious award

Nov 3/11

Agatha Kasprzyk, has been named one of four composers to receive a prestigious "composers to watch" award from ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers).

The composers were selected in recognition of their achievements and creative talents demonstrated during ASCAP's annual workshops: the ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop  in Los Angeles, the ASCAP/NYU Television & Film Scoring Workshop, and the ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop.

Kasprzyk took part in both the ASCAP/NYU Television & Film Scoring Workshop and the ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop in New York City. Her participation in the ASCAP/Columbia Film Scoring Workshop led to her recording an original score for A Viagem (dir. Simão Cayatte), which was selected to premiere in the Cinéfondation category at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Kasprzyk recently received her Masters in Film Scoring and Composition at New York University where she studied privately with film composer Mark Suozzo (The Notorious Bettie Page, The Nanny Diaries, American Splendor). She was awarded the Billy Joel Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Her concert and film music has been performed and presented at New York City's School of Visual Arts Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, Merkin Hall, the Museum of Modern Art and Symphony Space. Her arrangements of classical and popular music, ranging from duet to full orchestra, have been performed in the United States and Spain.

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