September 12, 2000
00-160

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Harding receives composers' award

Dr. Charles Tayloe Harding, Jr., head of the department of music at Valdosta State University, has been chosen as a recipient of this year's American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' ASCAPLU$ Standard Award.

The cash award, made by the ASCAP, is designed to assist and encourage writers of serious music. They are granted by an independent panel and based upon the unique prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions, as well as recent performances of those works in areas not surveyed by the Society.