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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 the… 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 brilliant… 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 by… 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 same… 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 dinner… 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 and… 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 BMI… 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. First and second year participants eligible for grants Read more...


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

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From News, posted 4.05.17. Developing works by workshop members to be premiered at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in NYC 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 Again.”… Read more...


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