Thornton alumnus Christian Kolo (MM ’19, Screen Scoring) was recently announced as the winner of the 2019 Pete Carpenter Fellowship, a residency for aspiring film, television, and video game composers. Kolo is an award-winning composer, and was awarded the fellowship based on his composition, “Hold On!” The award includes a stipend for four to five weeks of intensive mentorship with Lennertz and Wynn at Sonic Fuel Studios in Los Angeles, CA. “In such a competitive and talented industry I am honored and proud to have the opportunity to work with such accomplished and knowledgeable composers like Christopher Lennertz and Timothy Wynn,” Kolo said.
Kolo first discovered his love of music through film. Since graduating with his Master’s in Screen Scoring, he has continued working on various short films and projects with other musicians in Los Angeles.