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COMPOSER JOEL BECKERMAN PARTICIPATES IN ASCAP SEMINAR

March 30, 2007
COMPOSER JOEL BECKERMAN PARTICIPATES IN ASCAP SEMINAR

The seminar was moderated by ASCAP's executive VP of membership Todd Brabec and took place at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition to Beckerman, the panel included Pulitzer prize winner Melinda Wagner; singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke, who has appeared on both The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien; Henry Krieger a 2007 Academy Award nominee for creating Dreamgirls' music; and Ryan Leslie, a music producer/singer who works with hip-hop superstar Cassie.

Beckerman collaborated with film composer John William on new music for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Meet The Press, and with Sting on the CBS Morning News. He also collaborated with James Horner on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.