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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...


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 Church, 120 West 69… Read more...


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