Pegram is a recipient of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award for CRUSH for Eight Cellos and will attend ASCAP Foundation’s national awards ceremony in New York later this year.
VALENTINES for Soprano and Piano has received the Honorable Mention designation by finalist judge Lori Laitman in the 2017 Art Song Composition Award competition hosted by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Of the 10 Finalists scores, 1st and 2nd place winners and one honorable mention were chosen.
Pegram has received the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Film & TV Award, which each summer recognizes an outstanding writer who has participated in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles. A committee consisting of both ASCAP staff and industry professionals involved with the ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop selected Pegram based on “excellence, professionalism, musical ability and career potential demonstrated in the 2016 workshop.” The award is funded through a generous gift from Sam and Joan Arlen, honoring Harold Arlen, composer of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Stormy Weather.” Previous recipients include Joseph Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy). Pegram will attend ASCAP Foundation’s national awards ceremony in New York this December.