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BMI Celebrates Classical Music Month

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From News, posted 9.01.21 During the month of September each year, BMI proudly honors Classical Music Month by recognizing the rich history and bright future of classical music. Over the decades, so many of our talented composers have made an indelible mark on the legacy of the genre, such as Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, John… Read more...


BMI and the BMI Foundation Announce 69th Annual Student Composer Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.14.21 BMI, in collaboration with the BMI Foundation (BMIF), is proud to announce six young classical composers, ages 18 to 27, as winners of the 69th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Each year these awards recognize superior musical compositional ability with educational scholarships totaling $20,000. This year’s group of talented composers… Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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From News, posted 10.10.19 The BMI Foundation announced that it is now accepting online applications for its 2020 scholarship season, open to students attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer five distinct songwriting and composing scholarship competitions, judged by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18 BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In… Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.19.18 The BMI Foundation is now accepting online applications for its 2019 scholarship season, open to students attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer five distinct songwriting and composing scholarship competitions, judged by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship, BMI… Read more...


Peter Boyer’s Music Helps Find the Gateway to America in PBS Special

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18 In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, PBS will hold the nationwide premiere of Great Performances – Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony, on June 29th. Ellis Island features noted composer Peter Boyer’s original orchestral score built around seven firsthand stories of immigrants drawn from the Ellis Island… Read more...


John Adams and Peter Sellars Bring Highly Anticipated “Girls of the Golden West” to SF Opera

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From News, posted 11.15.17 The New York Times has called it “the most eagerly anticipated new opera of the season,” and judging solely by the unparalleled resumes of BMI composer John Adams, who is the most-performed living American composer, and renowned BMI librettist and director Peter Sellars, serious music lovers would have to agree.… Read more...


BMI Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.11.16 The BMI Foundation is now accepting online applications for its 2017 scholarship season, open to young musicians attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer seven distinct scholarship competitions that span all genres of American music and are aided by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include… Read more...


John Luther Adams Receives Nemmers Prize in Composition

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From News, posted 5.07.10 BMI composer John Luther Adams was named 2010 recipient of the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The announcement was made recently by the Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, stewards of the honor made possible through a generous gift from the late Erwin E.… Read more...


Yehudi Wyner’s Piano Concerto Wins Pulitzer; Thelonious Monk Receives Special Citation

From News, posted 4.18.06 BMI classical composer Yehudi Wyner has won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his piano concerto "Chiavi in Mano," it was announced by Columbia University on April 17. The concerto was premiered by the Boston Symphony on February 17, 2005. Read more...


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