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YMF Celebrates 52 Years of Nurturing Young Musical Talent

Posted in News on November 22, 2006
The Young Musician's Foundation recently hosted its 52nd Annual Awards Gala, celebrating another year as the premier youth music organization in the country. BMI VP Doreen Ringer Ross, Composer-in-Residence and former YMF honoree John Ottman, and BMI composer Merv Griffin, previous winner of the YMF Humanitarian Award and Chairman of Foundation's Board of Directors, attended the gala ceremony. The BMI-sponsored event also featured a performance by noted pianist and composer Michel Legrand (Yentl, Summer of '42), along with his colleague and wife, renowned harpist Catherine Michel.

BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross (center) is pictured at the YMF gala with Merv Griffin and John Ottman. Photo by AnnaMaria Disanto

Since 1955, the 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.