SCL mourns Elmer Bernstein


April 4, 1922 - August 18, 2004

The Society of Composers & Lyricists community mourns the loss of our dear friend and colleague, legendery composer, mentor, longtime SCL Member and SCL Advisory Board Member Elmer Bernstein, who died today at the age of 82 in Ojai, a community north of Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Eve, four children (Peter, Gregory, Emilie, and Elizabeth) and five grandchildren.

The family of Elmer Bernstein has requested that, in lieu of flowers or other remembrances, a charitable donation be sent to:

Young Musicians Foundation, 195 South Beverly Drive #415, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. A special scholarship fund will be established in Mr. Bernstein's name.

About the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF): Since 1955, YOUNG MUSICIANS FOUNDATION (YMF) has provided encouragement and recognition to gifted young musicians from around the country through financial assistance, performance opportunities, and music education programs. http://www.ymf.org/

Services for Mr. Bernstein are private, but plans are being made for a future public tribute.

Some of Elmer Bernstein's credits, check the SCL website-Elmer Bernstein,

About Elmer Bernstein, the industry, the CLGA & The SCL check the SCL website-From SCA to CLGA to SCL,

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