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BMI Day at Berklee College of Music

Posted in News on December 1, 2014
Pictured: Attendees pose for a photo during BMI Day at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. The group included Jeanine Cowen, VP of Curriculum and Program Innovation at Berklee; George S. Clinton, Berklee Film Scoring Chair and BMI composer; Elaine Lizardo Monte, Berklee student; Alison Plante, Berklee Film Scoring Assistant Chair; Ruth Mendelson, Berklee Film Scoring Faculty; Carolina Hengstenberg, Berklee student; Emily Joseph, Berklee student and scholarship recipient; BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations and President of Berklee Womens’ Film Initiative Doreen Ringer-Ross;  Kathy Zerlin, Berklee Film Scoring Department Coordinator; Victoria Ruggiero, Berklee student; Laura Karpman; Jess Leach, Berklee student; Jill DeVilder, Jeanine Cowen’s wife; Meg Dominey, Berklee alum; Mandy Kowara; Laura Lester Fournier, Berklee student; David Murillo, Berklee student; Jess Disraeli, Berklee alum and past-president of Berklee Womens’ Film Initiative; Amit May Cohen, Berklee student; Patricia DeMarco, Berklee Grant Writer; Margaret McAllister, Berklee Composition Faculty and Perrine Virgile, Berklee student.
Pictured: Attendees pose for a photo during BMI Day at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. The group included Jeanine Cowen, VP of Curriculum and Program Innovation at Berklee; George S. Clinton, Berklee Film Scoring Chair and BMI composer; Elaine Lizardo Monte, Berklee student; Alison Plante, Berklee Film Scoring Assistant Chair; Ruth Mendelson, Berklee Film Scoring Faculty; Carolina Hengstenberg, Berklee student; Emily Joseph, Berklee student and scholarship recipient; BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations and President of Berklee Womens’ Film Initiative Doreen Ringer-Ross; Kathy Zerlin, Berklee Film Scoring Department Coordinator; Victoria Ruggiero, Berklee student; Laura Karpman; Jess Leach, Berklee student; Jill DeVilder, Jeanine Cowen’s wife; Meg Dominey, Berklee alum; Mandy Kowara; Laura Lester Fournier, Berklee student; David Murillo, Berklee student; Jess Disraeli, Berklee alum and past-president of Berklee Womens’ Film Initiative; Amit May Cohen, Berklee student; Patricia DeMarco, Berklee Grant Writer; Margaret McAllister, Berklee Composition Faculty and Perrine Virgile, Berklee student.

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.