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BMI Brings “How I Wrote That Song” to Miami

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From News, posted 10.19.18. On October 17, BMI hosted its How I Wrote That Song® panel featuring hit songwriters and producers Yasmil Marrufo, Mario Cáceres, Servando Primera, Haze, and Patrick Ingunza at Hoy Como Ayer in Miami, on the eve of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame induction gala. The private event kicked off with… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the 2018 Abe Olman Scholarship Winners

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From News, posted 5.24.18. BMI songwriters shined brightly in the competition for the 2018 Abe Olman Scholarships, with two burgeoning, young writers earning the distinguished accolades. Presented by BMI and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and made possible each year by the Olman family to help promising songwriters in the early stages of their careers… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Student Composer Award Winners

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From News, posted 5.15.18. The BMI Foundation, in collaboration with BMI, has announced the nine young classical composers, ages 18 to 26, who have been named winners of the 66th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Renowned American composer and Chair of the Student Composer Awards Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, BMI President and CEO and BMIF Honorary… Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Scholarships

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From News, posted 10.04.17. The BMI Foundation has announced that it is now accepting online applications for its 2018 scholarship season. Open to young musicians and songwriters attending colleges and universities nationwide, the Foundation will administer seven distinct scholarship competitions aided by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz… Read more...


Applications Open for Pete Carpenter Fellowship – Apply Now!

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From News, posted 6.13.17. The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of this year’s Pete Carpenter Fellowship, a competitive residency for aspiring film, television, and video game composers. The program will award a $2,000 stipend for four to five weeks of intensive mentorship with award-winning BMI composers Christopher Lennertz and Timothy Wynn at their Sonic… Read more...


65th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced

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From News, posted 5.17.17. The BMI Foundation (BMIF), in collaboration with BMI, has announced the nine young classical composers, ages 14 to 28, who have been named winners of the 65th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Renowned American composer and Chair of the Student Composer Awards Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, BMI President and CEO and BMIF… Read more...


Cole Davis Selected as 2017 Winner of BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

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From News, posted 4.07.17. The BMI Foundation has announced that Cole Davis is the winner of this year’s BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship. The $5,000 award was presented to Davis at BMI’s annual dinner and celebration of NEA Jazz Master Fellows at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 2. Davis, a bass… Read more...


Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer Win 2017 Jerry Bock Musical Theatre Award

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From News, posted 3.07.17. The BMI Foundation has announced Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer as the winners of the 2017 Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. The $2,000 grant is awarded annually to the lyricist and composer of the most promising musical created in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, a… 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...


Jessica Garcia Awarded peermusic Latin Scholarship

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From News, posted 9.13.16. Director of the BMI Foundation’s peermusic Latin Scholarship, Carolina Arenas, has announced that Jessica Garcia is the winner of the 13th annual competition. Garcia, a seventeen-year-old native of Carol Stream, Illinois and student at the College of DuPage, received the $5,000 award for her song, “Sobrevivir.” She is scheduled to perform… Read more...


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