The ASCAP Foundation announced that Mark Lanz Weiser (BM ‘ 91, Piano; MM ’93, Composition) has been named recipient of the 35th annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize. The Prize was awarded for Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia Magalhães), a 30-minute work for orchestra. Selected from 160 entries, the Nissim Prize honors the memory of Dr. Rudolf Nissim and his dedication to ASCAP’s Concert Composers by hosting this annual competition, for which a panel of conductors awards a prize of $5,000 to the best score submitted. Read the full announcement here.