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Jihye Lee Awarded Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission

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From News, posted 6.21.18 The work of the best and brightest new jazz composers who attended this year’s BMI Jazz Composers Workshop was featured in a free concert in NYC recently to determine the winner of this year’s prestigious Charlie Parker Prize and Manny Albam Commission. Hosted by musical director Andy Farber and judged… Read more...


What Are The Key Elements of a Successful Musical Theatre Piece?

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From The Weekly, posted 5.15.18 Each month, different members of BMI’s Creative team give their feedback on burning questions asked by our songwriters and composers. This time, we asked Patrick Cook, BMI’s Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz: The most important element in a musical is that everyone is writing the… Read more...


Sara Sithi-Amnuai Receives BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

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From News, posted 4.19.18 In addition to honoring renowned jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen and guitar legend Pat Metheny as BMI’s newest Jazz Masters, the BMI Foundation proudly awarded Sara Sithi-Amnuai this year’s BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship. The $5,000 award was presented to Sithi-Amnuai at the BMI-sponsored annual… Read more...


Applications Now Open for BMI’s Jazz Composers Workshop

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From News, posted 7.25.17 BMI is now accepting applications for the 30th annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop! This prestigious workshop runs from September 2017 through May 2018 and meets weekly at BMI’s New York office. The application deadline is Tuesday, August 15. Founded in 1988, the workshop helps aspiring jazz composers hone their craft… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications Through August 4

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From News, posted 7.12.17 The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first-year composer and lyricist class through the end of day on Friday, August 4. This prestigious workshop begins mid-September 2017 and runs through June 2018. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the… Read more...


BMI Announces Launch of “George Bailey Fund” in Support of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop

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From News, posted 4.28.17 BMI is pleased to announce the launch of “The George Bailey Fund” in conjunction with the new fund’s administrator, the Dramatist Guild Fund (DGF). The new fund is designed to benefit participants of the esteemed BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop by providing first and second-year workshop members with… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Presents Free Concert on May 1

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From News, posted 4.05.17 The renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will proudly present its top works in this year’s showcase on Monday, May 1, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City (10 West 64th Street). The free concert, hosted and produced by workshop director, BMI’s Patrick Cook, will… Read more...


BMI Composer Charlie Fox Visits New York Office

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From News, posted 11.03.16 Award-winning composer Charlie Fox wowed BMI’s New York team when he played an impromptu medley of songs from his renowned catalog including “I Got a Name,” “Killing Me Softly,” the theme from Happy Days and The Love Boat, as well as Barry Manilow’s mega hit “Ready to Take a Chance… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications for Composer/Lyricist Class

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From News, posted 7.18.16 BMI is pleased to announce that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The purpose of this class is to bring writers together to work under the guidance and supervision of experienced professionals in order to develop new creative talent… 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… Read more...


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