Warkentin wins ASCAP prize

An honor from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recognizes a long-time member of the Fresno Pacific University music faculty.

Larry Warkentin received a 2002-2003 ASCAP Award for his work as a composer. “These awards…reflect our continuing commitment to assist and encourage ASCAP composers,” according to the award announcement by Marilyn Bergman, ASCAP president and chairman of the board. Winners are selected by an independent panel and selections are  based on the “unique prestige value of each writer’s catalog of original compositions,” the announcement stated.

Warkentin retired from full-time teaching at Fresno Pacific University in the spring of 2002 after a career as a teacher and music department chair that began in 1966. He has won more than a dozen ASCAP awards.

Fresno Pacific University is an accredited Christian university included in U.S. News & World Report’s college guide. Located on a 42-acre, park-like campus in southeast Fresno, FPU has an enrollment of 1,900 students—half in graduate and half in undergraduate programs.  The university also enrolls 12,000 students annually in its professional development studies programs offered locally and throughout the world.