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Jessica Garcia Awarded peermusic Latin Scholarship

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From News, posted 9.13.16. Director of the BMI Foundation’s peermusic Latin Scholarship, Carolina Arenas, has announced that Jessica Garcia is the winner of the 13th annual competition. Garcia, a seventeen-year-old native of Carol Stream, Illinois and student at the College of DuPage, received the $5,000 award for her song, “Sobrevivir.” She is scheduled to perform… Read more...


Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission Awarded to BMI Composer Dan Block

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From News, posted 6.28.16. The 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert, which featured the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, culminated in a win for saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Dan Block, who was named the winner of the BMI Foundation’s 17th annual Read more...


BMI Congratulates the Lehman Engel Workshop Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI congratulates the seven members of the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, who were winners of its annual Musical Theatre Awards, which consist of the Jerry Harrington Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre, the Jean Banks Award, and the Ellen Schwartz Award for Outstanding Literary Merit… Read more...


BMI Workshop Members Bring Jazz to Summer Showcase Concert in NYC

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From News, posted 5.31.16. The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop will again this year highlight the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions that were created during the past year in the workshop, at the 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert on Wednesday, June 22, at 7:30 PM.The free event, which will feature the BMI/New… Read more...


64th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced

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From News, posted 5.19.16. The BMI Foundation, in collaboration with BMI, has announced the nine young classical composers, ages 15 to 27, who have been named winners of the 64th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Renowned American composer and permanent Chair of the Student Composer Awards, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, BMI President and CEO and BMIF… Read more...


Belmont Student Wins BMI Foundation’s Nashville Songwriting Scholarship

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From News, posted 5.19.16. The BMI Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Katie Pruitt, a Belmont University student. The BMI Foundation routinely awards scholarships, grants and commission to songwriters around the country, but this award marks the first given to someone in the Nashville songwriting community. Katy submitted an original song and was voted… Read more...


BMI Foundation Reinstates Pete Carpenter Fellowship With Sonic Fuel Studios

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From News, posted 5.18.16. The BMI Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to encourage the creation, performance, and study of American music, proudly announced the reinstatement of the annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship, a competitive residency for aspiring film, television, and video game composers. The newly enhanced program will award a $3,000 stipend for four… Read more...


BMI Salutes its 2016 NEA Jazz Masters With Celebratory Dinner and Live Concert

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From News, posted 4.04.16. Last night, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., BMI joined the National Endowment for the Arts in hosting a celebratory dinner honoring BMI affiliates and 2016 Jazz Masters Gary Burton, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp. The dinner was part of BMI’s continued sponsorship of the NEA Jazz Masters, which is… Read more...


BMI Foundation Awards 9th Annual Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship to CCNY Student

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From News, posted 11.17.15. Board members of the BMI Foundation (BMIF) recently hosted a luncheon at BMI’s NY office celebrating current and prior winners of the Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship, an award valued at one year’s tuition for City College of New York (CCNY) music students. Jazz saxophonist/composer Berta Moreno was chosen as the year’s… Read more...


BMI Foundation Awards Berklee College of Music $5,000 Jazz Composition Scholarship

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From News, posted 11.17.15. The BMI Foundation has awarded Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music with a $5,000 scholarship to support an undergraduate student demonstrating outstanding achievement in jazz composition. Harpist Nicolas Castañeda was chosen as the scholarship recipient based on academic and artistic excellence by Berklee’s Jazz Composition and Contemporary Writing… Read more...


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