Pegram has received the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Film & TV Award, which each summer recognizes an outstanding writer who has participated in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles. A committee consisting of both ASCAP staff and industry professionals involved with the ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop selected Pegram based on “excellence, professionalism, musical ability and career potential demonstrated in the 2016 workshop.” The award is funded through a generous gift from Sam and Joan Arlen, honoring Harold Arlen, composer of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Stormy Weather.” Previous recipients include Joseph Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy). Pegram will attend the ASCAP Foundation’s national awards ceremony in New York this December.
LOS ANGELES — This summer, Pegram will be participating in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, an intensive 4-week program held in Los Angeles and led by Emmy award-winning composer Richard Bellis. The workshop “culminates on August 1, when each aspiring composer has the opportunity to record their original film scene score using the same tools as a world-class composer: a 64-piece orchestra at Hollywood’s historic Newman Scoring Stage at FOX Studios.”
Pegram recently participated as a fellow in the inaugural class of the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive. Pegram spent four days in Malibu and Los Angeles studying conducting with David Newman and Angel Velez, culminating in the conducting and recording of MAIDEN VOYAGE for full orchestra at the legendary Clint Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios on January 17, 2016.