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Samuel Zagnit Wins Theodora Zavin Scholarship

Posted in News on September 10, 2014
L-R: Pictured L-R are: BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick, Foundation Secretary Antonella DiSaverio, Foundation Vice President Rich Garza, LaGuardia High School’s James Pugliese, Foundation Vice President Samantha Cox, 2014 Theodora Zavin Scholarship winner Samuel Zagnit, Foundation Executive Vice President David Bills, Jonathan Zavin, Foundation Senior Vice President Porfirio Pina and Joshua Zavin.
L-R: Pictured L-R are: BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick, Foundation Secretary Antonella DiSaverio, Foundation Vice President Rich Garza, LaGuardia High School’s James Pugliese, Foundation Vice President Samantha Cox, 2014 Theodora Zavin Scholarship winner Samuel Zagnit, Foundation Executive Vice President David Bills, Jonathan Zavin, Foundation Senior Vice President Porfirio Pina and Joshua Zavin.

The BMI Foundation proudly presented the 2014 Theodora Zavin Scholarship to Samuel Zagnit in a private ceremony at the BMI offices at 7 World Trade Center in New York City on September 8. Zagnit is a composer and bassist who begins studies at the Manhattan School of Music this week.

The Zavin Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior composition student at New York City’s LaGuardia High School, who plans to continue studies in music at the college level. It was founded in memory of the late Theodora Zavin by her two sons, Joshua and Jonathan. Ms. Zavin was a senior executive of the BMI legal department, and the Founding President of the BMI Foundation.

The BMI Foundation, Inc. is supported by tax-deductible donations from songwriters, composers and publishers, BMI employees and members of the public with a special interest in music. More information about the BMI Foundation is available at bmifoundation.org.