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BMI Foundation Introduces the Jeffery Cotton Awards

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From News, posted 12.08.14. The BMI Foundation is pleased to announce the introduction of the Jeffery Cotton Awards. Named for BMI composer Jeffery Cotton (1957-2013), the awards are intended to defray the cost of rehearsing and presenting in concert the second performance of a chamber or orchestral work by an American composer. Cotton was… Read more...


63rd Annual BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Announced

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From News, posted 12.08.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. President and CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Foundation President and Student Composer Awards Director Deirdre Chadwick have announced the opening of the 63rd annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. Co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, a nonprofit corporation founded in 1985 to support the creation, performance, and… Read more...


BMI Foundation Announces Opening of John Lennon Scholarships Competition

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From News, posted 12.08.14. The BMI Foundation, a nonprofit corporation founded in 1985 to support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, commissions, and grants, has announced the opening of the 18th annual John Lennon Scholarships competition. The 2015 competition will award three scholarships totaling $20,000 to U.S. college-student songwriters for the… Read more...


BMI Foundation Announces Opening of 10th Annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship

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From News, posted 12.08.14. Deirdre Chadwick, President of the BMI Foundation, and Deana McCloud, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center and Archives, have announced the opening of the 10th annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship. First established in 2005, the Woody Guthrie Fellowship seeks to encourage unique exploration into the life and legacy of one of… Read more...


17th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 12.01.14. Vice President of the BMI Foundation and Director of the John Lennon Scholarship songwriting competition, Samantha Cox, announced that Caitlin Notey, a 22-year-old student of Popular Music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, is the first place winner in the 17th annual songwriting event for her song… Read more...


Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Member Andrew Monroe Wins Jerry Bock Award

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From News, posted 7.14.14. The 2014 Jerry Bock Award, which is given for the most promising new musical to be written in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, was presented at a luncheon at Broadcast Music Inc.’s New York office on June 17, 2014. With the sad death of Jerry Bock, the awards were… Read more...


Monica Fernandez of Berklee Chosen for peermusic Latin Scholarship

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From News, posted 7.11.14. Porfirio Piña, Director of the BMI Foundation’s peermusic Latin Scholarship, has announced that Monica Fernandez is the winner of the 11th annual competition for the award. Fernandez, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, and a student at the Berklee College of Music, received a $5,000 grant for her song, “Sepia” at a… Read more...


BMI Foundation Names Harrington and Jean Banks Award Winners

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From News, posted 7.01.14. The BMI Foundation recently awarded four members of the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop with Jerry Harrington Musical Theatre Awards and two members with the Jean Banks Award. The Harrington Awards, which were started and funded 13 years ago by retired BMI attorney, Evelyn Buckstein, in honor of her colleague Jerry… Read more...


BMI’s Jazz Composer Workshop to Celebrate 26th Anniversary

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From News, posted 6.18.14. 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 26th Annual Showcase Concert. Free and open to the public, the celebration will take place on Friday, June 27, at… Read more...


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...


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