BMI continued its focus on nurturing the art of conducting at the Company’s annual two-week conducting workshop series taught by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman. During the workshop, eight selected participants had the opportunity to hone their conducting skills, from mastering fundamentals and multi-meter scores, to conducting to picture with a 32-piece orchestra. Classes were taught at BMI’s Los Angeles office and Cow On The Wall Studio in North Hollywood, with the finale taking place at The Bridge Recording in Glendale on August 27, 2016.
This year’s exemplary group of participants included film and television composers Sherri Chung, Danny Cocke, Rick Larrea, Fabrizio Mancinelli, Sandro Morales Santoro, Melisa McGregor, Christopher North and Jermaine Stegall. The classes were coordinated by BMI’s Ray Yee and Philip Shrut, as well as BMI’s Film/TV staff.
Past participants in the celebrated workshop include composers Nathan Barr (True Blood, The Americans), Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Blackfish), Laura Karpman (Underground, The Living Edens), Rolfe Kent (Sideways, Up in the Air), Christopher Lennertz (Ride Along, Supernatural), Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Contagion), Lolita Ritmanis (Batman Beyond, Teen Titans) and Juan Carlos Rodriguez (East Los High, Matador).