Composer and UNCP music alumna Brittany Green has won the prestigious Morton Gould Young Composer Award given by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation.
Green, a 2013 UNCP graduate, is among 21 composers worldwide selected by a panel of composer judges from a competitive field of more than 500 entries.
“I feel extremely honored, humbled and a little blown away,” Green said. “It’s nice to be recognized for my work.”
After earning her music education degree, Green taught music at the elementary and high school level and later served as a Composer in Residence as part of a Young Composers Project with Pitt County Schools and East Carolina University. She went on to earn a Master of Music Composition and Theory from East Carolina and is currently in residence at Duke University pursuing a Ph.D.in music composition as a Dean’s Graduate Fellow.
Green discovered her passion for music as a young child growing up in Raleigh. She became involved in band while in middle school. Her love for music evolved in high school, where she honed her music writing skills.
“I got the opportunity to take part in an independent study with my band director, which sparked my interest further. I’ve been composing music off and on since high school, and then I began composing full time while I was at ECU.”
Green said her time spent at UNCP played a significant part in the music she writes and her success as a composer. After obtaining her Ph.D., Green plans to continue with freelance music composition and teach at the university level one day.