The BMI Foundation is pleased to announce Columbia University student Bekah Mulberg as the winner of the fourth annual BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting scholarship competition. The award will be presented by Broadcast Music Inc.’s (BMI) Vice President of Industry Relations and scholarship Director Dan Spears at the 44th annual Conclave Learning Conference on June 20, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.
Established in honor of BMI’s Board of Directors by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and launched in 2015, the BMI Founders Award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded BMI in 1939 with a groundbreaking open-door policy supporting songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. The program aims to encourage students who will further this legacy as future innovators of broadcast radio, awarding a $5,000 scholarship annually based on an applicant’s original essay response and academic record.
Mulberg’s winning essay discussed the lasting influence of radio on all mediums from live theater to podcasts and how she hopes to continue to find synergy with radio and other forms of art and media.
“The opportunity afforded to me by this internship reinforces my passion and enthusiasm for the music entertainment industry.” Mulberg said. “I truly look forward to working with Beasley Media and the BMI Foundation.”
Bekah Mulberg is a performer and filmmaker studying Film and Business Management at Columbia University. Currently, she is producing and directing a documentary supported by Allergy & Asthma Network and Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). Since 2010, Bekah has worked as a freelance photographer and in production on projects by HBO, NBC, CNN, Court 13 and 4th Row Films. Her creative work has been published by Hay House, Balboa Press, Bespoke Magazine, Atlantic City Newspaper and philly.com. Bekah has received honors from Kraft Global Fellowship, Sinai Scholars Fellowship, OZY Genius Awards, CESJ Student Fellowship and Le Grand Concours. As a performer, she has appeared on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and performed at New York Live Arts, The Embassy of Ukraine, Disney World, Philadelphia 76ers and the Garden State Dance Festival. Bekah also holds certifications from The William Esper Studio, Broadway Dance Center and Yoga Alliance (200RYS).