The BMI Foundation has announced Noga Cabo as the winner of the 2019 Theodora Zavin Scholarship, a music study prize named in honor of the Foundation’s late founding President, Theodora Zavin. The $2,000 award was presented at a private event held on July 9, 2019 at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)’s New York City headquarters.
The Theodora Zavin Scholarship is granted annually to a graduating senior musician at Manhattan’s prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and recognizes outstanding achievement in composition. The award was established in 2005 through the generosity of friends, family, and colleagues to honor the memory of Theodora Zavin, BMI’s former Senior Vice President & Special Counsel. Zavin was a pioneer supporter of copyright protection on behalf of songwriters and publishers for nearly fifty years at BMI; she also oversaw the establishment of the BMI Foundation and many of its core programs for young musicians.
Noga Cabo is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Beacon, NY. She now lives in NYC, where she is a senior at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She has performed in many venues including The Bitter End, the Towne Crier Cafe, and Ecofest in Times Square. She has released two albums with the Solar Sound Band and has been a member of the Future Music Project Ensemble at Carnegie Hall for 2 years where she performed her original song "Stephen Said!" on the main stage in 2018. She is a recipient of the Young Arts Merit Award for 2018 and 2019, and will be attending the New England Conservatory of Music next year to study Contemporary Improvisation.