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BMI Helps USC Students Learn the Art of Scoring

Posted in News on April 20, 2018
Pictured are: Jon Burlingame, Dan Carlin, BMI composer Christopher Lennertz and BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross and Ray Yee.
Pictured are: Jon Burlingame, Dan Carlin, BMI composer Christopher Lennertz and BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross and Ray Yee.

Students in the University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program were again this year mentored by BMI composer Christopher Lennertz, BMI Vice President Creative – Film, TV & Visual Media Doreen Ringer-Ross and Assistant Vice President Ray Yee, who were guest speakers during a recent class. Lennertz, who is an alumnus of the program that is now a two-semester master’s curriculum, was signed to BMI by Ringer-Ross, after meeting him in the program. The award-winning composer gave first-hand insights on composing for visual media, while Ringer-Ross and Yee discussed career development, how BMI plays a part throughout a composer’s career, and the various programs BMI has for aspiring composers. The class was facilitated by USC’s Scoring for Motion Picture and Television Program Chair Dan Carlin and USC Adjunct Assistant Professor Jon Burlingame.