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BMI Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop Now Accepting Applications

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From News, posted 5.19.21 BMI is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 season of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop. This prestigious program is part of the Tony-honored BMI Workshop which has been developing professional musical theatre writers through education, peer critique and networking for more than four decades. The deadline to submit… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath

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From News, posted 1.21.20 BMI is saddened by the passing of tenor saxophonist and jazz great, Jimmy Heath. Having achieved the highest honor bestowed upon a jazz musician, the title of NEA Jazz Master, Heath was known for his lively and playful compositions and arrangements, expertly and seamlessly knowing exactly where and when to… Read more...


BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Celebrates an Evening of New Songs

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From News, posted 12.10.19 The Drama League-, Drama Desk- and Tony-honored BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop presented An Evening of New Songs for Musical Theatre on December 5, with works by songwriters in the Workshop, including Sophie Oberfield & Fernanda Douglas, Sami Horneff & Ben Diskant, Rick Rea Christopher Anselmo & Jared Corak, Melissa… Read more...


BMI Sponsors NEA Jazz Masters Annual Dinner, Presents Future Jazz Master Scholarship

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From News, posted 4.15.19 Pictured (L-R) at BMI’s NEA Jazz Master’s annual dinner are: BMI Director of Jazz and Musical Theater Patrick Cook, BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider, 2019 BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship winner August Arnold, John F. Kennedy Center for… Read more...


The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Highlights Emerging Broadway Talent

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From News, posted 4.03.19 On Monday, April 1, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop held a special performance of memorable songs created during this year’s workshop at the quaint Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City. This esteemed workshop has been cultivating rising talent since 1961 and fostered some of the… Read more...


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...


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