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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‚Äôs most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In the… 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 Student… 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 the… Read more...


61st Annual BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Underway

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From News, posted 10.24.12. BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Student Composer Awards Director Deirdre Chadwick have announced the opening of the 61st annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. The competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, will award $20,000 in prizes. Student composers under the ages of 28 who… Read more...


2010 BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

From News, posted 11.23.09. The opening of the 58th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition has been announced by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. The competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, will award $20,000 in prizes. Student composers under the age of 28… Read more...


Winners of the 2008 BMI Student Composer Awards

From News, posted 5.20.08. Jacob Bancks BMI award-winning work: Among the Leaves, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra Jacob Bancks was born in 1982 in Fairmont, Minnesota and currently resides in Chicago. He received a B.M. degree in composition from Wheaton College in 2003, a M.M. in composition in 2006 from the Eastman School of Music,… Read more...


Dan Visconti Wins Boudleaux Bryant Commission

From News, posted 5.05.08. Dan Visconti has been named the winner of the BMI Foundation‘s 2008 Boudleaux Bryant Commission Award. Visconti was selected for the honor from a pool of recent winners of the BMI Student Composer Awards by members of the Janaki String Trio, who will premiere… Read more...


2008 BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

From News, posted 11.08.07. The opening of the 56th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition was announced today by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. The competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, will award $20,000 in prizes. Student composers under the age of 28… Read more...


2007 Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

From News, posted 11.15.06. The 55th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition will award $20,000 to young composers, it was announced today by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. The postmark deadline for entering the 2007 competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, is… Read more...


Minnesota Orchestra Program Helps Educate Young Composers

From News, posted 6.25.06. The internationally acclaimed Minnesota Orchestra is widely known for its artistic excellence, but it's the orchestra's unique program devoted to young composers that has garnered attention recently. Most notably, the program, led by BMI Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, was featured as a radio documentary on Minnesota Public Radio's "All… Read more...


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