Doreen Ringer-Ross is Vice President of Creative Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In this new position, Ringer-Ross will continue to focus on her work with BMI’s industry-leading roster of film and television composers and further develop the many successful programs and events that she helped create including the Sundance Institute Film Music & Sound Design Lab and the BMI Film/TV Composers Conducting Workshop.
She will also continue to oversee BMI’s film scoring scholarships at USC, UCLA and Berklee College of Music, and create artist development platforms with the Sundance Film Festival, the IFP Filmmaker Labs, the IFP Filmmakers Conference, the SXSW Film Festival, and the Woodstock Film Festival.
Ringer-Ross was elevated to this position in 2019. Previously, she was the Vice President of Creative for Film, TV & Visual Media and directed all of BMI’s activities serving film, television and game composers. As one of film and television-music’s foremost executives, Ringer-Ross contributed to BMI’s industry-leading roster of composers by signing Ronit Kirchman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Alexandre Desplat, Alan Silvestri, Terence Blanchard, Christopher Young, David Arnold, Stewart Copeland, Mychael Danna, Rolfe Kent, George S. Clinton, Aaron Zigman, Richard Gibbs, Christopher Lennertz, John Ottman, Ed Shearmur, Clint Mansell, John Frizzell, David Holmes, Lyle Workman, Dave Koz, Cliff Eidelman, William Ross, , Rachel Portman, James Newton Howard, Atli Orvarsson, Fil Eisler, Ludwig Goransson, Trevor Morris, and, among many others.
During her tenure at BMI, she has worked closely with world-renowned composers such as John Williams, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, Dave Grusin, Mike Post, W.G. “Snuffy” Walden, David Newman, Mark Mothersbaugh, Brian Tyler, Charlie Fox, Lalo Schifrin, Richard Sherman, Alan Menken, Randy Edelman, George Fenton, Cliff Martinez, Tyler Bates, Mark Mancina, Theodore Shapiro, A.R. Rahman, Charlie Clouser, Alex Wurman, Blake Neely, Stanley Clarke, Justin Hurwitz, Atticus Ross, Nathan Barr, Sean Callery, Peter Nashel, Kris Bowers, Ramin Djawadi, Steve Jablonsky and the late John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, Basil Poledouris, Earle Hagen and Michael Kamen.
Prior to joining BMI, Ringer-Ross held artist development positions at A&M Records, ABC Records and MCA Records and worked as a producer for a wide array of television programs. She serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and is a co-founder of the Alliance for Women Film Composers whose members include composers Laura Karpman, Miriam Cutler, Lolita Ritmanis, Starr Parodi, Heather McIntosh, and Kathryn Bostic. She is also a member of the Peabody Awards Board, Advisory Board of the American Youth Symphony, Advisory Board for the IFP Filmmaker Labs, as well as on the Board of the World Soundtrack Awards. Ringer-Ross graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.