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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...


‘Minimalist Jukebox’ Gets Maximum Exposure

From News, posted 4.12.06 BMI was on hand at a recent reception in honor of Grammy Award-winning composer John Adams. The event, hosted and sponsored by Boosey & Hawkes and Hendon Music at the Sundance Institute in Beverly Hills, commemorated the BMI composer's recent role as Festival Director of Read more...


53rd Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced

From News, posted 6.06.05 Composer George Crumb Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Eight young classical composers, ranging in age from 10 to 25, have been named winners in the 53rd Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Del R. Bryant, BMI President & CEO, announced the decisions of the jury and presented the awards at a reception… Read more...


Ray Charles and ‘Company’ Top List of BMI Grammy Winners

From News, posted 2.13.05 Legendary soul singer Ray Charles, whose posthumously-released album of duets Genius Loves Company earned him five trophies at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, leads the list of BMI winners, announced last night (2/13) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Charles' Album of the Year win marked… Read more...


Composer John Adams Wins $100,000 Nemmers Prize

From News, posted 6.13.04 Congratulations to BMI composer John Adams who has won the inaugural $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition. The biennial award, administered by Northwestern University School of Music, honors classical music composers of outstanding achievement. Adams was cited by the selection committee… Read more...


BMI Composers Elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

From News, posted 2.25.04 Congratulations to BMI composers Robert Beaser and Bernard Rands who have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The honor of election is considered to be the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the US. The… Read more...


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