Bryn Bliska Wins Prestigious Jazz Composer Award

April 14, 2015
Bryn Bliska

ASCAP recently announced that Bryn Bliska '14 is a recipient of the 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.  While at Brown, Bryn received the Buxtehude Premium (2013), was co-winner of the Brand Music Premium (2014), and was a three-time recipient of the Mitchell Baker '90 Music Scholar Competition for excellence in Jazz Performance. As pianist for the Jazz Band, Bryn performed on numerous concerts throughout her years at Brown, including accompanying the band on tour. She was elected to the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year at Brown, and studied jazz piano and improvisation for seven semesters through the Applied Music Program with Ed Tomassi and Ron Sanfilippo. Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Winners will be honored during ASCAP’s Jazz Wall of Fame event at ASCAP.