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The Extraordinary Career of David Amram

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16 David Amram might be the most accomplished composer of our times with the least amount of recognition. This is a man who has worked with so many 20th century icons that first names aren’t necessary: Bernstein, Copland, Monk, Gillespie, Mingus, Kerouac, Dylan and Seeger, just to name a few. His… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Tanglewood’s Composition Fellows

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From News, posted 8.06.15 The summer of 2015 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center, the famed training academy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer campus where instrumentalists, vocalists, composers and conductors come from around the country and overseas to study with one of the most illustrious music faculties in the world.… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz and Classical Great Gunther Schuller

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From News, posted 6.22.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of jazz and classical composer Gunther Schuller, who passed away on June 21, 2015, in Boston at the age of 89. A longtime BMI affiliate, the brilliant composer, conductor, teacher and author is noted for creating the Third Stream, a blending of classical and… Read more...


A Conversation With Gunther Schuller

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From News, posted 9.29.14 Gunther Schuller is full of dynamic energy as he continues to enjoy his career as a composer, conductor, educator and musician. There is a deluge of delightful stories that comes with chatting with the 88-year-old creative genius, whose latent musical talents emerged when he was a toddler; notably, conducting in… Read more...


Marsalis Family, Hubert Laws, Dave Liebman Saluted as NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 1.12.11 BMI partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and its Chairman Rocco Landesman to celebrate the 2011 Class of NEA Jazz Masters at a luncheon at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 11. In addition to the Marsalis family, BMI composers Hubert Laws and Dave Liebman were honored along… Read more...


Jazz Appreciation Month Kicks Off In Washington

From News, posted 3.31.08 April has once again been designated as Jazz Appreciation Month, and BMI is proud to again be an anchor sponsor, as it has been since the JAM’s beginnings seven years ago. The month-long celebration pays tribute to jazz as a true American art form and features a variety of activities,… Read more...


55th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced

From News, posted 5.24.07 Eleven young classical composers ranging in age from 15 to 25 have been named winners in the 55th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant announced the decisions of the jury and presented the awards at a reception held May 21 at the Jumeirah Essex… Read more...


Mancini Institute to Honor Composer John Williams

From News, posted 5.22.06 Academy Award-winning BMI composer John Williams will be honored by the Henry Mancini Institute (HMI) at its 10th Anniversary Concert and Gala Celebration, set for June 17 at Hollywood's famed Kodak Theatre. Williams will receive the prestigious Hank… Read more...


BMI Composer Steven Stucky Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

From News, posted 4.04.05 BMI composer Steven Stucky has won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his "Second Concerto for Orchestra," it was announced by the Pulitzer Board on April 4 in New York. The Los Angeles Philharmonic premiered his winning piece on March 12, 2004 at Walt Disney… Read more...


52nd Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced

From News, posted 6.20.04 Eight young composers, ranging in age from 18 to 26, have been named winners in the 52nd Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Frances W. Preston, BMI President and CEO, announced the decisions of the jury and presented the awards at a reception held June 18 at the Plaza… Read more...


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