Fort Worth, Texas' own Quamon Fowler received the 2001 VSA International Young Soloists Award, which afforded him his first performance at the Kennedy Center. The next two years he returned to the Kennedy Center with the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program. Fowler earned his master's degree from Texas Tech University while continuing to record and tour. His composition "The Reinforcement"was selected in 2007 as one of the top three compositions in the first annual ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer's Awards Competition. In 2008 he won again with his compositions "Special Delivery" and "Within a Love So True.