Composer Emily Joseph received the 2014 BMI Film Scoring Scholarship during BMI Day at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. The BMI Film Scoring Scholarship is a yearly tuition scholarship awarded on the basis of compositional maturity and talent, as well as financial need. Each year, the scholarship is given in the name of a noted BMI composer.
This year, BMI composer Harry Gregson-Williams (known for his work on the Shrek film franchise, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Metal Gear Solid video games and several other titles) presented the scholarship on November 10, along with BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, and Berklee Film Scoring Chair and BMI composer George S. Clinton. Gregson-Williams also delivered a keynote presentation where he played samples of his work and participated in a panel discussion with Clinton.
In addition to these activities, Berklee and BMI came together to celebrate the Alliance of Women Film Composers, Berklee’s Womens’ Film Initiative and the Women in Film and Video New England at an afternoon gathering. Ringer-Ross, Berklee Film Scoring Assistant Chair Alison Plante and Alliance for Women Film Composers and BMI composer Laura Karpman hosted the event.