OFFICIAL RULES 2021
The Pete Carpenter Fellowship was established in 1989 by Foundation Advisory Panelist and iconic composer Mike Post, in memory of the late Pete Carpenter, who was Mr. Post’s co-composer of television themes and scores including The A-Team, Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files (for which they won a GRAMMY), Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter and Riptide. The program annually awards a $2,000 stipend for up to five weeks of intensive, in-studio mentorship with established composers in Los Angeles, and also offers the opportunity to consult with other distinguished film, television, and gaming composers and leaders in the entertainment industry. The fellowship is open to any composer 21 years or older pursuing a career in film, television, and/or gaming composition.
In order to be eligible for the competition, all applicants must be:
The fellowship is a one-month, full-time training program beginning in October of 2020. Candidates must be able to adjust their schedules accordingly.
Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59pm EST on June 30, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Before beginning an application, please read these guidelines thoroughly:
SCORE SUBMISSION DETAILS
Choose option (A) (B) as described below:
A: An audiovisual file containing an original work that is synchronized to a clip, from a recent personal project. You must also include a music-only version.
B: An audio file (only) containing an original work appropriate as underlying music for a film, television or video game program.
If you chose option (B), then please submit a written description of the scene or genre that inspired your music.
You may also submit a PDF of the notated score of your composition, but this is not required.
Applications will be reviewed by the Pete Carpenter Fellowship Selection Committee. Upon review, additional supporting materials (i.e. letters of recommendation, work samples, etc.) may be requested; an interview will be required for any finalists. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application by mid-summer. The fellowship will be awarded on an objective and non-discriminatory basis. The committee reserves the right to not grant the award in any year in which no suitable candidates can be found. All decisions of the committee are final.
Please address all inquiries to: