Posted by: uclaextensionmusic | April 29, 2011

2011 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship Winner Announcement!

The UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies program and BMI are pleased to announce Vladimir Podgoretsky as the winner of the 2011 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship!

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

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.

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, Vladimir Podgoretsky!


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