The Commercial Music program recently recognized several students for outstanding achievements. The Jerry and Devon Love Endowed Commercial Music Scholarships were awarded to Josiah Blanchette, Patrick Montanari and Julia Rogers. The Miklós Rózsa Scholarship Awards for Film Scoring were awarded to Mark Wydler, David Browne and Ximena Rivas, in order from first through third.
The Jerry and Devon Love Scholarship was established in memory of Fara Love’s husband Jerry and their daughter Devon. Jerry Love played an important role in building the Commercial Music Program, which is housed in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
The Miklós Rózsa Scholarship Award for Film Scoring was donated by the Cosmos and Chronos Foundation. Lewis Greenberg, adjunct professor of visual arts and art history at FAU, is president of the foundation. A lifelong film music collector and historian, Greenberg said he particularly admires the work of Miklós Rózsa.
FAU’s commercial music program offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs to help students develop skills for a professional music career. Students are able to study the business of music as they develop their individual instrumental and/or vocal skills. In addition, the Commercial Music program provides students with valuable practical experience through internships and working on FAU's record label, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings LLC. For more information about the commercial music program, call 561-297-0600, and to learn more about the funding needs of the program, call Laurie Carney at 561-297-3606.