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Influential Composer Milton Babbitt Dies at 94

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From News, posted 1.31.11. Milton Babbitt, an influential composer, professor, author and Chair Emeritus of the BMI Student Composer Awards, died of natural causes on January 29 in Princeton, N.J. He was 94. Babbitt, a longtime BMI composer, was born May 10, 1916 in Philadelphia, and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. At the age of… 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...


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 BMI Student Composer Awards: Bios

From News, posted 5.24.07. Sebastian Chang BMI award-winning work: W.A.R. – Welcome A Reality, for percussion quartet Sebastian Chang was born in 1988 in Orange County, California, where he currently resides.  He has recently received a B.M. degree in Composition from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Jennifer Higdon and… 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 House… Read more...


First Women’s Music Commission Awarded to Asha Srinivasan

From News, posted 12.20.06. Ralph N. Jackson, President of the BMI Foundation, Inc., has announced that Asha Srinivasan is the recipient of the first Women's Music Commission. The award, which is given in cooperation with the Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL), includes a $5,000 commission to create a new chamber music… 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...


BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced

From News, posted 5.23.06. Ten young classical composers ranging in age from 17 to 26, have been named winners in the 54th 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 22 at the Jumeirah Essex House… Read more...


54th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

From News, posted 11.02.05. The 54th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition will award $20,000 to young composers, it was announced by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. Co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, the Student Composer Awards were established in 1951 to encourage young composers in… Read more...


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