Hollywood, CA (June 21, 2004)–Associated Production Music, the largest provider of production music to the entertainment industry, and Young Musicians Foundation have awarded the first annual APM/YMF Film and TV Music Business Fellowship to Chanda Dancy, an aspiring, young composer living in Los Angeles.
“Most young composers aren’t aware of the different career paths open to them in the business of film and television music production, supervision and licensing. With this new fellowship, we intend to help change that,” said APM president Adam Taylor, who founded and endowed the program last year.
The winner was announced at the Todd-AO scoring stage on the CBS/Radford studio lot, where James Horner’s Academy Award winning score for Titanic and the film’s song “My Heart Will Go On” were recorded. Presenting the award were APM president Adam Taylor, YMF executive director Edye Rugolo, and scoring composers George S. Clinton, Joseph Curiale, Laura Karpman and Jeff Rona. The first runner-up is Christopher Stafford. Alisha Bauer and Anouk Erni are both finalists.
“Winning this fellowship will give Chanda a real-world education in the business of composing for film and television,” said Rugolo. “YMF exists to give young musicians these kinds of opportunities. Chanda has demonstrated the perseverance and dedication it takes to make it in the highly competitive film and television scoring business.”
Dancy is also the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s 2003 Henry Mancini Scholarship and the BMI Foundation’s Pete Carpenter Fellowship in Film Scoring for 2002. She recently received a graduate degree from USC in music scoring for motion pictures and television, and has composed music cues for several television programs.
Associated Production Music
Young Musicians Foundation