Composer Joshua Cohen received the 2011 BMI Film Scoring Scholarship at the annual BMI Day at Berklee College of Music in a presentation by veteran composer George S. Clinton, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, Dan Carlin, Chair of Berklee’s Film Scoring Dept, and Alison Plante, Asst Chair. The BMI Film Scoring Scholarship is a yearly tuition scholarship awarded on the basis of compositional maturity and talent, as well as financial need. Each year, the scholarship is given in the name of a noted BMI composer. Clinton, the year’s honored composer, also taught a master class on film scoring as part of the ceremony. He has since replaced Carlin as Chair of Berklee’s Film Scoring Department while Carlin has moved back to Los Angeles to run the USC Thornton Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program.
Joshua Cohen currently attends Berklee College of Music, double majoring in Composition and Film Scoring with a minor in Interactive Video Game Music. He studied both classical and jazz piano from a young age and picked up the drums and guitar in elementary school, getting into rock and funk. Towards the end of high school, he started Sonic Frame Productions and Rhythm of the Universe having near-successful collaborations with top artists such as T-Pain and M.I.A.