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News: UCLA Extension Student Tomasz Golka Awarded 2017 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship

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BMI Vice President, Film/TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, along with UCLA Extension Program Director Pascale Cohen-Olivar, have jointly announced Tomasz Golka as this year’s winner of the prestigious BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship.

The scholarship, named after Oscar and Emmy Award-winning film and television composer Jerry Goldsmith, is awarded each year to a promising UCLA Extension student in the school’s film scoring program. The award partially underwrites the student’s study in the program, which is a continuing education curriculum designed to help composers develop the specialized skills and contacts needed to pursue a successful career in film scoring.

Commenting on the award, Ringer-Ross said, “This scholarship is part of BMI’s deep commitment to providing education and career development to emerging composers. Jerry Goldsmith was a master at his craft and a tireless mentor when it came to supporting new composers. Prior to his passing, Jerry always took an interest in, and made the time to meet with, each of our scholarship recipients. BMI is proud to continue this program in his honor.”

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