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listen to mp3 clips of the winning songs:
|1st place: |
by Andrew Horowitz
|"Waiting After You" |
by Robert DuBois
|"That's When I Miss You" |
by Michael Mahler
|"Where You Always Will Be" |
by Adam Wright
Berklee College of Music students Joel P.W. Dean and Megan Kirschbaum shared the 2nd Place award and a $5,000 scholarship for their song "Abandoned Angel." Mikhail Tarasov, also a student at Berklee College of Music, was the 3rd Place winner and received a $5,000 scholarship for his song "Food-Mud."
|Andrew Horowitz||Joel P.W. Dean||Megan Kirschbaum|
Honorable Mentions and $1,000 scholarships went to University of Northern Colorado student Robert DuBois for "Waiting After You," Northwestern University student Michael Mahler for "That's When I Miss You," and University of Montevallo student Adam Wright for "Where You Always Will Be."
|Mikhail Tarasov||Robert DuBois|
The 2004 judges included esteemed jazz specialist Suzan Jenkins, legendary record producer Russ Titelman, and record producer and hit Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn. The preliminary judges were Beka Callaway, Samantha Cox, Charles Feldman, J.W. Johnson, Wardell Malloy and Erica Tompkins, all from BMI's New York based Writer/Publisher Relations team. Thousands of students representing schools from every state participated in the competition this year.
|Adam Wright||Michael Mahler|
Established by Yoko Ono in 1997 in conjunction with the BMI Foundation, the John Lennon Scholarships have been made possible through generous donations from Ono with matching funds from Gibson Musical Instruments. Over $125,000 has been awarded over the last seven years to students from select colleges, universities and music schools, and from national submissions from Music Educators National Conference (MENC) chapters.
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 97% of all donations and income are used for charitable grants.