Posted by: uclaextensionmusic | April 21, 2010

BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship Winner Announced!

The UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies program and BMI are pleased to announce Otavio Santos as the winner of the 2010 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship!

Pictured from left to right: Kristen Kang, Program Representative, UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies; Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice President of Film and TV Relations, BMI; Otavio Santos, BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship winner; and Pascale Halm, Program Director, UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies.
Photo: Kelly Barrett

The BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship is an annual award presented to a UCLA Extension student in the Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts Certificate in Film Scoring. The scholarship was named in honor of the late Oscar and Emmy Award winning film and television composer Jerry Goldsmith.

To help composers develop the specialized skills and contacts needed to pursue a successful career in film scoring, this scholarship partially underwrites the recipient’s study in the UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program.

BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross states, “This scholarship is part of BMI’s overall commitment to music education and career development for new composers. 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.”

The BMI Jerry Goldsmith scholarship is awarded annually in the Spring. One recipient is selected by BMI each year, with a $2500 award towards tuition for courses in the UCLA Extension Film Scoring Certificate Program.

Congratulations to this year’s winner, Otavio Santos!

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