NEW YORK, October 2002 – The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of the 15th annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring film composers under the age of 35. The Fellowship was established by the BMI Foundation and Mr. Carpenter's family, colleagues, and friends to honor the late co-composer of television themes and scores including The A-Team, Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter and Riptide.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work for 4-5 weeks on a day-to-day basis with BMI composer Mike Post, Pete Carpenter's partner and friend and writer of such TV themes as NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and Law and Order. There will also be an opportunity to meet with other distinguished theatrical, film, and television composers. In addition, the winner will receive a $2,000 stipend for travel and expenses.

The BMI Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1985, supports and encourages the creation, performance, and study of music. The Foundation offers direct grants to music organizations; scholarships, internships and commissions for young composers and songwriters; and special awards that recognize outstanding musical talent, achievement, and service. Most programs of the Foundation focus on American music and American musicians.

Applications for the 2003 Pete Carpenter Fellowship are available for download on BMI's web site at bmi.com/foundation, via e-mail at foundation@bmi.com, or by writing to Linda Livingston, BMI Foundation, 8730 Sunset Blvd. 3rd Flr., West, Los Angeles, CA 90069. The deadline for entries is January 15, 2003.