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On January 13, 2014 the ASCAP Foundation awarded Stephen Feigenbaum special distinction for his 11-minute work for orchestra, My Shade, which he submitted to the 34th Annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize.
The award, which honors the memory of Dr. Rudolf Nissim and his dedication to to concert composers, is a prize of $5,000 in cash presented to the best score submitted. This year, there were nearly 270 entries. Nissim, a former head of ASCAP’s International Department, established the prize, which is presented annual to an ASCAP concert composer for a work that has not been performed professionally. MORE