Pete Carpenter Fellowship Seeks Aspiring Film Composers

Posted in News on November 1, 2006
The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of the 19th Annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring film composers under the age of 35. The Fellowship was established by the Foundation and Mr. Carpenter's family, colleagues and friends to honor the late co-composer of television themes and scores including The A-Team, Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter and Riptide.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work for four to five weeks with celebrated BMI composer Mike Post, Carpenter's longtime partner and friend, and writer of such memorable TV themes as NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and Law and Order. There will also be an opportunity to meet with other distinguished theatrical, film and television composers. In addition, the winner will receive a $3,000 stipend for travel and expenses.

Applications for the 2007 Pete Carpenter Fellowship are available online, via e-mail at, or by writing to:

Linda Livingston
BMI Foundation
8730 Sunset Blvd.
3rd Floor West
Los Angeles, CA 90069.

The postmark deadline for entries is Jan. 26, 2007.

The BMI Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1985 to support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, commissions and grants. Tax-deductible donations to the Foundation come primarily from songwriters, composers and publishers, BMI employees and members of the public with a special interest in music. Because both the Foundation staff and the distinguished members of the Advisory Panel serve without compensation, over 95% of all donations and income are used for charitable grants.