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With Baton in Hand, Composer and Conductor Lucas Richman Talks Musical Storytelling


From News, posted 8.07.19. From the moment GRAMMY-winning Lucas Richman stepped into BMI’s Earle Hagen Film Scoring Workshop as a student in 1987, BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross knew he was destined for greatness, and she was right. What she didn’t know was that she would have the opportunity to work with him for 22 years to… Read more...

Joan Tower Receives the Gold Baton from League of American Orchestras


From News, posted 6.05.19. BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate composer Joan Tower for receiving the Gold Baton from the League of American Orchestras at the Closing Plenary of the League’s 74th National Conference in Nashville, on Wednesday. As the organization’s highest honor, the Gold Baton recognizes individuals whose dedication and pivotal contributions to the… Read more...

67th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced


From News, posted 5.23.19. The BMI Foundation, in collaboration with BMI, has announced the nine young classical composers, ages 20 to 27, who have been named winners of the 67th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Renowned American composer and Chair of the Student Composer Awards Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, BMI Senior Vice President of International and… Read more...

BMI Composer Adam Schoenberg’s “Orchard in Fog” is Clearly Enjoyed By Audiences


From News, posted 5.06.19. As one of the most performed living classical composers, Adam Schoenberg is no stranger to approving audiences, and this certainly held true over the weekend in Los Angeles. His concerto for violin and orchestra, Orchard in Fog, was clearly evidence of the BMI composer’s deserved stature. Written specifically for renowned violinist… Read more...

Renowned Film Composer James Newton Howard Premieres Timely Cello Concerto


From News, posted 3.25.19. Royce Hall in Los Angeles was the venue. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with principal cello Andrew Shulman was the ensemble. And the music? None other than by composer James Newton Howard, who last night premiered his newest work, “When we were one,” a riveting concerto inspired by politics and the… Read more...

From the Composer of “The Simpsons” Theme Comes a Compelling Surprise


From News, posted 3.25.19. For anyone who’s ever gone to the movies and left humming the score, chances are good it was written by renowned BMI composer Danny Elfman. Elfman is famous for the driving sound of Beetlejuice, which became a hallmark for the comedy-fantasy film genre and for video games. He also provided the… Read more...

George S. Clinton’s “The Rose of Sonora” to Blossom in April With Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra


From News, posted 1.14.19. Award-winning composer George S. Clinton spent last week recording his new symphonic composition “The Rose of Sonora……..a concerto in five scenes,” featuring renowned violinist Holly Mulcahy. Held at the Capitol Records studios in Hollywood, BMI’s Vice President Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media Doreen Ringer-Ross got a sneak preview of… Read more...

Composer/Conductor Cliff Eidelman’s Music is Full of Color and Craft


From News, posted 1.14.19. Cliff Eidelman broke into film scoring at the age of 22 when a performance recording of one of the concert music commissions he composed at Santa Monica City College reached director Monica Teuber. Teuber was so impressed that she asked him to write some music based on the reading of a… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees


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’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In the… Read more...

BMI Congratulates Composer Matthew Aucoin on his Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship


From News, posted 10.05.18. BMI is proud to congratulate composer Matthew Aucoin whose creative potential has just earned him a MacArthur Fellowship. Aucoin, who is this year’s only composer fellow, is currently artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles Opera and co-artistic director of the American Modern Opera Company. His compositions have been performed at such national… Read more...

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Jan 19 2012 The Music of BMI Composer-in-Residence Adam Schoenberg: Nashville
May 14 2010 BMI Student Composer Awards: New York
Mar 10 2010 BMI Pick of the Month: New York
May 15 2009 BMI Student Composer Awards: New York
Jan 16 2009 BMI Pick of the Month: Los Angeles
Jul 30 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 23 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 16 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jul 9 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York
Jun 25 2008 BMI “Vocal Workshop”: New York