Otavio Santos has been named the BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship recipient at UCLA Extension. The announcement was jointly made by Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations, BMI and Pascale Halm, Program Director, UCLA Extension.
The BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship is an annual award at UCLA Extension that is presented to a student in the school’s Film Scoring program. The scholarship was named after Oscar and Emmy Award-winning film and television composer Jerry Goldsmith. This year’s scholarship was the first awarded posthumously since his passing in July 2004.
The scholarship partially underwrites the recipients study in UCLA Extension’s Film Scoring Program, a continuing education program designed to help composers develop the specialized skills and contacts needed to pursue a successful career in film scoring. “This scholarship is part of BMI’s overall commitment to music education and career development for new composers,” Ringer Ross said. “Jerry was a definitive, iconic film composer, a master at his craft, and a huge mentor and supporter of young composers. He always took an interest in and made the time to meet with each of our previous scholarship recipients. BMI is proud to continue this program in his honor.” Pictured are Kristen Kang, Film Scoring Program, UCLA Extension; BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross; Otavio Santos, 2010 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship recipient; and Pascale Halm, UCLA Extension Program Director.