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BMI Composer Carlos Rafael Rivera Talks Living, Breathing and Teaching Music

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From News, posted 11.28.17. Award-winning BMI composer Carlos Rafael Rivera has a lot to show for his hard work. Between writing critically acclaimed scores for Universal Pictures’ A Walk Among the Tombstones and the highly anticipated new Netflix mini-series Godless, as well as his devout dedication to spreading his love of music to the students… Read more...


10 Questions With John Luther Adams

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.29.15. “Find your own private Alaska…follow that passion.” Read more...


Porfirio Piña Elected President of Board of BMI Foundation, Inc.

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From News, posted 7.18.12. Porfirio Piña has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the BMI Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance and study of music. Formed by BMI employees in 1985, the organization sponsors a variety of programs designed to support music education, encourage talented young musicians… Read more...


10 Questions: Steven Mackey

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.12. Steven Mackey is an accomplished and decorated composer, performer, and teacher of innovative contemporary classical music. His works felicitously merge various styles within classical, rock, opera and music theater genres. His most recent project, Lonely Motel, received four Grammy nominations and won for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Mackey was generous enough… Read more...


Jeffrey Simno Wins Robert Sherman Scholarship

From News, posted 2.05.09. The BMI Foundation, Inc. has announced that Columbia University graduate student Jeffrey Simno has won the 2008 Robert Sherman Scholarship. The $1,000 award is made possible through the generosity of Mary Poppins composer Robert Sherman and is given each year to a talented student composer studying musical theatre. 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...


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...


BMI Foundation Awards 2nd Annual Theodora Zavin Scholarship to Patrick Monte

From News, posted 6.26.06. Ralph N. Jackson, President of the BMI Foundation, Inc., has announced that Patrick Monte is the recipient of the 2nd Annual Theodora Zavin Memorial Scholarship. The award, given for outstanding achievement in composition, is presented annually to a graduating senior at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art… 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...


Marco Godoy Repeats Win of BMI Foundation’s Peermusic Latin Scholarship

From News, posted 4.20.06. Ralph N. Jackson, President of the BMI Foundation, Inc., has announced that Berklee College of Music student Marco A. Godoy is the winner of the third annual peermusic Latin Scholarship, a competition for original Latin songs and instrumental compositions. The 23-year-old Venezuelan songwriter, who also won the prestigious… Read more...


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