This year’s film scoring scholarship was awarded to Berklee College of Music student Dayna Ambrosio at BMI Day by BMI Vice President of Creative Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross and award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams. The BMI-sponsored scholarship is presented each year to a film scoring student who demonstrates a high level of musical ability and potential for career success. In addition to the scholarship presentation and luncheon, “BMI Day” at Berklee also consists of a full day of sessions, Q&A’s, meet and greets, seminars and a keynote in which Gregson-Williams took part in.
Gregson-Williams is recognized for scoring films such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Déjà Vu, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Martian and the Shrek franchise. He has gone on to receive numerous accolades including the Hollywood Film Award for Composer of the Year, and the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI London Awards.
Ambrosio was selected to receive this year’s scholarship by Berklee’s film scoring department. The New York native stated, “At Berklee, I discovered my love for making music for games, and everything began to fall into place.”
Pictured (l-r): Berklee’s chair of film scoring Sean McMahon, BMI composer Harry Gregson-Williams, scholarship recipient Dayna Ambrosio, and BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross during “BMI Day” at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Photo by Alexander Kawasaki