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BMI Helps Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Celebrate 20 Years of Keeping Music in Schools

Posted in News on April 20, 2016
Pictured (L-R sitting) Anne Hilbert, MHOF Program Assistant; Felice Mancini, MHOF President and CEO; BMI’s Vice President of Film/TV Relations and MHOF Co-Vice Chair Doreen Ringer Ross; and Tricia Steel, MHOF Program Director. (standing): DeAnna Sanchez, MHOF Director of Operations; composer Ed Shearmur; Scott Holtzman, MHOF Treasurer and Vice President Business Affairs, Disney; retired music educator Gabe Kosakoff; marketing expert Paula Silver; movie producer Robert Cort; attorney Mark Rapaport and Natalia Hernandez, MHOF Communications Coordinator. MHOF Board members not present: Marty Albertson, Bob Ezrin, Jon Kamen, Pam Healey, Blake Neely and Lisa Margolis.
Pictured (L-R sitting) Anne Hilbert, MHOF Program Assistant; Felice Mancini, MHOF President and CEO; BMI’s Vice President of Film/TV Relations and MHOF Co-Vice Chair Doreen Ringer Ross; and Tricia Steel, MHOF Program Director. (standing): DeAnna Sanchez, MHOF Director of Operations; composer Ed Shearmur; Scott Holtzman, MHOF Treasurer and Vice President Business Affairs, Disney; retired music educator Gabe Kosakoff; marketing expert Paula Silver; movie producer Robert Cort; attorney Mark Rapaport and Natalia Hernandez, MHOF Communications Coordinator. MHOF Board members not present: Marty Albertson, Bob Ezrin, Jon Kamen, Pam Healey, Blake Neely and Lisa Margolis.

BMI proudly hosted a Board meeting and celebration of the 20 year anniversary of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which keeps music alive in schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs. The foundation, founded by composer Michael Kamen and manager Robert Urband, helps provide young people with the many benefits of music education, which makes them better students and inspires creativity and expression through playing music.