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Deirdre Chadwick Elected President of BMI Foundation, Inc.

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From News, posted 1.16.14. Deirdre Chadwick has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the BMI Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance and study of music. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Chadwick, who replaces Porfirio Piña, as the fourth President in the 28-year history of the BMI… Read more...


Call For Entries: The peermusic Latin Scholarship

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From News, posted 1.06.14. The opening of the 11th annual peermusic Latin Scholarship competition has been announced by the BMI Foundation, Inc. Established by music publisher Ralph Peer II and funded by peermusic, the competition for young songwriters and composers awards a $5,000 scholarship for the best song or instrumental composition submission in… Read more...


Apply Now For the 17th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Competition

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From News, posted 1.06.14. The opening of the 17th annual John Lennon Scholarship program has been announced by the BMI Foundation, Inc. The 2014 program will award three scholarships to U.S. college student songwriters. Prizes totaling $20,000 will be given to the best original songs submitted to the competition. Established by Yoko Ono in 1997… Read more...


Apply Now For the 9th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program

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From News, posted 1.06.14. The opening of the 9th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program has been announced by Porfirio Piña, President of the BMI Foundation, Inc., and Deana McCloud, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center and Archives. The BMI Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the Woody Guthrie Center, offers one short-term fellowship to support… Read more...


Erica Seguine Wins Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize

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From News, posted 7.03.13. BMI composer Erica Seguine is the BMI Foundation’s 14th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize winner. Seguine won the $3,000 Manny Albam Commission at the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop that was held Friday, June 28, 2013, in New York for her composition, “The Ravine,” which was influenced by both the serenity… Read more...


BMI’s Jazz Composers Workshop to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

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From News, posted 6.24.13. Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Jazz Composers Workshop, led by internationally renowned composer Jim McNeely and pianist/composer/arranger Mike Holober, will highlight the best new jazz compositions created during the last year at its 25th Annual Showcase Concert on Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ and St. Stephen’s… Read more...


BMI Honors Jill Abramovitz and Aron Accurso With Jerry Bock Awards

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From News, posted 6.13.13. The Jerry Bock Awards, which are given for the most promising new musical to be written in the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, were presented at a luncheon at Broadcast Music Inc.’s New York office on June 10, 2013. With the sad death of Jerry Bock in 2010, the awards were… Read more...


BMI Foundation Establishes the ‘Ralph N. Jackson Fund for New Music’

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From News, posted 6.04.13. The BMI Foundation has established the Ralph N. Jackson Fund for New Music in honor of the former Director of the Student Composer Awards and President Emeritus of the BMI Foundation, Ralph Jackson. The surprise announcement was made by BMI’s Executive Director of Classical, Deirdre Chadwick, at the reception for the… Read more...


BMI Composer Michael Gilbertson Wins Prestigious Bryant Commission

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From News, posted 6.03.13. 2013 BMI Student Composer Award winner Michael Gilbertson has also been awarded the Boudleaux Bryant Commission for classical composers. Gilbertson, 25, just completed a Master's Degree in Composition at Yale University and recently visited Broadcast Music Inc.’s New York City office to meet with Deirdre Chadwick, BMI’s Executive Director of Classical… Read more...


15th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 12.12.12. The winners of the BMI Foundation’s 15th Annual John Lennon Scholarships, a program that recognizes the best and brightest young songwriters between the ages of 17 and 24, were announced on November 13, 2012 by Samantha Cox, Director of the competition. Lisa Occhino, a Connecticut native and Berklee College of Music… Read more...


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