BMI Day Celebrated at Berklee with Scholarship

This year’s BMI film scoring scholarship was presented to Berklee College of Music student Xiyue “Diana” Lizhao by BMI’s Executive Vice President of Creative & Licensing, Mike Steinberg and world-renowned Academy and Grammy award-winning composer Ludwig Göransson. During the 22nd annual event, Göransson dove into a discussion on the art and business of Hollywood film scoring during his keynote and was joined by Steinberg who talked to students about post-graduation plans and career development.

Göransson is a prominent figure in the world of film and TV scoring, he has worked on numerous highly acclaimed projects like the blockbuster Black PantherCreedVenom and Tenet, to name a few. As a producer and songwriter, he has worked with the likes of Childish Gambino, Vince Staples, Alicia Keys, Selah Sue and Moses Sumney, among many others. In 2018, he received a Grammy award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media and an Academy award for Best Original Score for his work on the film Black Panther.

BMI is proud to continue supporting emerging student composers in their blossoming careers. Lizhao, a double major in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing andProduction, is a gifted young composer with the potential for career success. During her time at Berklee, she has participated in the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra and worked as a concert arranger for international artists Karen Mok and A-Lin. 

Find more information about BMI Scholarships here.