The ASCAP FOUNDATION has named current film scoring major, CURT DUMAS as the recipient of the initial VIC MIZZY SCHOLARSHIP in FILM SCORING. Vic Mizzy, an NYU alum, was a beloved and proactive colleague within the Hollywood film and television community, having composed some of TV's most iconic themes, such as The Addams Family and Green Acres.
Dumas has composed film scores for numerous international film festivals. He works with the New York based Q Department: Music, Sound Design, and Music Supervision. Born and raised in Ashaway, Rhode Island, Curt was involved as a percussionist where he was ranked 1st in the state at the 2005 RIMEA All-State Festival. In addition, he also received the Judges Choice Award twice at the Berklee Jazz Festival. During his study at NYU Steinhardt, Curt has studied with Sonny Kompanek, Ira Newborn, and David Spear. Curt attended Hofstra University where he earned his B.S. Degree in Music Theory and Composition while studying with Herbert Deutsch, the co-inventor of the Moog Synthesizer.