BNMI in Concert: November 2014

Five guest artists joined conductor Patrick Valentino and The Boston New Music Initiative core ensemble on November 14, 2014 at the Longy School of Music to perform works by seven living international composers.  Read a review of the concert here.

Call for Chamber Scores: Open Now!

The Boston New Music Initiative announces a call for chamber works, open through December 15, 2014. Selected works will be programmed on our seventh concert season, which will run from August 2015 through June 2016. Accepted instrumentation is limited to a Pierrot ensemble or subset thereof (solo voice and/or percussion is acceptable). Works involving electroacoustic elements are welcome, but at least one live performer must be used.
A call for works for larger ensembles and fixed media works will be held by BNMI from February 1 through March 15, 2015. The organization will also host its first annual Young Composer Competition between April 1 and May 15, 2015. Composers meeting the eligibility of any BNMI-hosted calls are encouraged to apply to each competition.

Commissioning Competition update
Thank you to all those who submitted to BNMI's third annual Commissioning Competition! We received a tremendous response to the call, which closed on October 15, 2014. There is a two-round review process for this competition. The first round consists of a judging panel comprised of composers and performers from BNMI’s staff, core ensemble, Board of Directors, and guest artists. All submissions will be sent to this panel within the next few weeks for the first round of review.

The second round of review will begin in January 2015. The judging panel for the second round consists exclusively of external judges with no past or present formal affiliation with BNMI. Some panel members in past competitions have requested to remain anonymous, and thus we have elected to keep the entire judging panel anonymous at this time. However, all members of the panel are qualified experts in the industry, possess significant experience and credentials in reviewing and adjudicating calls for scores and competitions, and all currently hold a prominent professional position within the industry.

The winning composer(s) will be notified no later than May 15, 2015. If for any reason a winner has not been selected by this date, we will send out an email notification to all submitting composers with an update. 

Past competition winners:
  • 2013 Nicola Straffelini
  • 2012 Panayiotis Kokoras


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