June 19, 2013

BMI Presents 16th Annual Conducting Workshop Series

Media Alert

WHO: Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, and 2007 BMI Classic Contribution Award recipient, Lucas Richman.

  • A BMI composer and conductor, Richman has led the private workshop, now entering its 16th year, since its inception.
  • Richman is a leading expert in conducting and composing, having fashioned an outstanding career as a conductor with numerous symphonies and orchestras     in the U.S.
  • A Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra since 2003, Richman also currently serves as Music Director and Conductor for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richman is an invaluable collaborator for many film composers, serving as conductor for movie scores including the Academy Award-nominated As Good As It Gets, Face/Off, Seven, Breakdown, Anastasia and The Village. Richman was asked by legendary composer John Williams to conduct the North American tour of his upcoming multi-media event, Star Wars: In Concert.


  • BMI composers Tomas Altamirano, Kristen Baum, Kim Carroll, Howard Drossen, Haim Mazur, Greg O’Connor, Craig Owens and Hyesu Yang have been selected to participate in the private 2013 BMI Conducting Workshop.
  • The class is coordinated by Ray Yee, BMI Assistant Vice President, Film/TV Relations; Phil Shrut, BMI Associate Director, Film/TV Relations, along with BMI’s Film/TV staff.


  • June 11 & 13 - BMI Los Angeles office (8730 Sunset Blvd, Suite 300, West Hollywood, 90069)
  • June 15, 19, 20 & 22 - The Musicians Union (817 Vine St, Hollywood, 90038)


  • BMI is proud to celebrate and nurture the art of conducting with the Company’s annual six-day private Conductor’s Workshop.
  • Selected participants will hone their craft, from the fundamentals of conducting multimeter scores to conducting to picture with a 32-piece orchestra. 

About BMI
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.

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