ASCAP Film & TV Scoring Workshop Honors Participants

By • October 8, 2008

ASCAP has announced recipients of three ASCAP Foundation Scholarships/Awards from participants of this year’s ASCAP Film & TV Scoring Workshop. The workshop, created by composer Fred Karlin in 1988 and currently hosted by Richard Bellis, has provided a unique educational experience to many composers of its 20-year history.

The honorees were chosen based on excellence, professionalism, musical ability and career potential, and will be honored at the 13th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards Reception in New York on December 10.

The honorees are:

Jeff Kryka – The ASCAP Foundation David Rose Scholarship
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Jeff received his BM in Music Composition from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also received his MA in Music Composition in June 2008 from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Patrick Murray – The ASCAP Foundation Steve Kaplan TV and Film Studies Scholarship
From Austin, TX, Patrick has studied jazz trumpet at Manhattan School of Music and Sound Recording Technology at Texas State University.

Sascha Peres – The ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Film & TV Award
From Vienna, Austria, Sascha has studied at the Conservatory in Vienna, Austria and has a diploma in Harmony and Counterpoint, Contemporary Composition, Classical Piano and Jazz Piano. He also took a film music master class with Luis Bacalov.

Additionally, the Workshop orchestra (or Hollywood Studio Symphony) evaluates each Workshop participant, and RMALA awards a $1000 grant to underwrite a future recording demo with LA Studio Musicians. The RMALA Scholarship is presented to the participant with the highest average score based upon the following criteria: podium procedure, composition, and general musicality. This year’s grant was awarded to Jeff Kryka.

“We are thrilled to honor this talented group of composers,” said Mike Todd, Senior Director of Film & TV Music. “The ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop is an invaluable experience for any aspiring composer lucky enough to attend. It presents real world information and experiences that can’t be learned any other way. ASCAP has always been a leader in providing opportunities and programs for new generations of composers and songwriters, and the Workshop is another outstanding example of this kind of practical career development.”


By joanbryant on October 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

I am representing an artist who composes. His name is Robin Taylor.
He will be performing in a show on October 21st/ 2008 at The Whiskey a GOGO.
I would like to have information on where to start .

I would like to shop songs for him, and sign a contract with him.
He wants to get his songs in films AND TV. What is the best possible place to start? Are there meetings on this with music Supervisors? Any comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
My e- mail is :

Thank You,
Joan Bryant

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