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YMF Hosts 51st Annual Awards Gala

Posted in News on November 15, 2005
The Young Musicians Foundation held its annual awards gala recently celebrating 51 years as the premiere youth music organization in the country. Sponsored by BMI, the event honored renowned composer Merv Griffin with the premiere of the "Merv Griffin Rose," the first celebrity flower by Organic Bouquet. Griffin, the winner of last year's YMF Humanitarian Award, was recently named chairman of Foundation's board of directors.

BMI's Ivanne Deneroff, Kraft/Engel Management's Richard Kraft, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI composer and YMF honoree John Ottman, and BMI's Linda Livingston

The evening's program featured special performances that included fellow BMI film composer John Ottman (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; Fantastic Four; X-Men II; The Usual Suspects), who served as guest composer.

YMF Executive Director Edye Rugolo, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI composer Merv Griffin

Since 1955, YMF has provided encouragement and recognition to gifted young musicians from around the country through financial assistance, performance opportunities and music education programs. BMI sponsors various YMF events throughout the year.

Photos by Alex Berliner

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