September 20, 2012

ASCAP Class Is in Session at the University of Miami

Richard Bellis and ASCAP Visit University of Miami

Pictured (l-r): University of Miami Theory and Composition Chair Charles Mason, Music Business & Entertainment Industries instructor John Redmond, Music Business & Entertainment Industries Program Director Serona Elton, Media Writing & Production Program Director Chris Boardman, ASCAP Board member Richard Bellis, ASCAP's Mike Todd, composer-musician and lecturer Carlos Rafael Rivera, ASCAP's Karl Avanzini

Education and outreach have long been essential to ASCAP's mission. Those twin goals took center stage recently when ASCAP visited the University of Miami, famed for its music programs. Nearly a hundred students from the University of Miami's Music Business School, New Media & Writing and Composition programs attended guest lectures by ASCAP composer and Board member Richard Bellis on two topics: "The State of the Film Music Industry: Film Music is NOT an App" and "Creating the Cue: The Mechanics Behind Scoring." The presentations were held at the University's Clarke Recital Hall as the featured Friday Forum Lecture.