The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has awarded Idaho State University music department chair Dr. Randy Earles the ASCAPLUS award this fall.
This is Earles’ 10th award. The ASCAP standard awards are cash awards given in recognition of a catalog of works by a composer of concert music, Earles said.
“The ASCAP gives out these cash awards because they recognize that composers of serious concert music do not receive the same kind of performance royalties from recording, radio and television as do composers of commercial popular music,” Earles said.
Earles is the chair of the music department at ISU and has won several awards for his compositions. He has performed on trumpet with the Portneuf Brass, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Pops Orchestra, the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, the Idaho State Civic Symphony, the Idaho Falls Symphony, the Magic Valley Symphony, the Snake River Chamber Orchestra and he has toured the United States with show bands. He currently serves as principal trumpet with the Idaho Falls Symphony.
For more information, contact the ISU music department at 282-3636.