MSU Alumnus receives the 2019 Pete Carpenter Fellowship in Film, Television, and Video Game Composition

August 12, 2019

Christian Kolo (BM Composition, 2017) has received the BMI 2019 Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring composers in film, television, and video games. Christian was chosen by a distinguished judging panel that included award-winning BMI composers Christopher Lennertz and Timothy Wynn, Emmy Award winning composer Ben Decter, 2016 Pete Carpenter Fellowship winner Casey Kolb, Emmy-nominated composer Ed Rodgers, and 2006 Pete Carpenter Fellowship winner John Kaefer. The program includes a stipend for four to five weeks of intensive mentorship with Lennertz and Wynn at their Sonic Fuel Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

Kolo also recently graduated from the Graduate Program in Screen Scoring at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and he currently resides in Los Angeles, California where he is working on various short films and partnering with music professionals in the film industry.


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