Announcing: Young Composers Competition for 2016-2017

The Boston New Music Initiative's 2nd Annual Young Composers Competition is now open! To submit a new composition, visit our Call for Scores for young composers.

This year we have partnered with Luminarium Dance Company to provide an even more diverse opportunity for our young composers.

BNMI's Spring Concert April 16

BNMI is pleased to announce its Spring Concert on April 16 at the Arlington Center for the Arts was a huge success. Thanks to all who attended and helped spread the word.
This concert will featured works by the winner of our 1st Young Composers' Competition, Trey Makler, as well as the world premiere of a BNMI Commission from Travis Alford, winner of our 3rd Commissioning Competition.

Patrick Valentino, Artistic Director

BNMI's 4th Annual Commissioning Competition

To all our esteemed composers who submitted for the 4th Annual Commissioning Competition, please note that your scores are currently in the external judging round, which this year is taking slightly longer than anticipated. We hope to have a winner announced by April 15. Please continue to check our website and facebook page for updates!

Patrick Valentino, Artistic Director

BNMI Awards Trey Makler Winner of 2015 Young Composers Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative congratulates Trey Makler as the 2015 winner of its annual Young Composers competition. His winning composition is a setting of Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s Die Sonette an Orpheus, a cycle of 55 sonnets based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Read more about BNMI Young Composers Winner Trey Makler here.

Travis Alford Wins Boston New Music Initiative’s 2015 Commissioning Competition

We congratulate Dr. Travis Alford on winning the BNMI 2015 Annual Commissioning Competition. Alford’s work showcases his ability to infuse graceful jazz textures with contemporary accents, and the BNMI ensemble is glad to premiere his new composition during our 7th concert season in 2015-2016. Learn more about BNMI Competition Winner Dr. Travis Alford here.

Announcing BNMI Season 7

We are pleased to announce the results from our calls for scores.  We received hundreds of high quality submissions, and we would like to sincerely thank all composers for submitting and invite you back next season to participate in the next round of calls and competitions to provide repertoire for our eighth season.  

In Season 7, BNMI will perform the works of Gabriel Mălăncioiu (Indira), Ashkan Behzadi (Plasticamente Colorato), Wei-Chieh Lin (A Glimpse of Trembling Refraction), Nicholas Omiciolli (Push/Pull), Phillip Sink (Flowers of Salt), Sungji Hong (Black Arrow), Brandon Scott Rumsey (Limelight), Liliya Ugay (Third World Fable), and Chien-Wen Cheng (Snow on the River).

BNMI has also selected the winners of its third annual Commissioning Competition and its first annual Young Composers Competition; these composers will be named shortly in separate announcements.

The full Season 7 program and schedule will be announced in August.  Please check back then for venue and ticket information.

BNMI and the Walk for Music

Members of BNMI participated in the 12th annual Walk for Music and Arts on May 17, 2015 in Boston.  Click here for details on how to support BNMI in this critical fundraising campaign for our organization.


Visit here to browse the postings and for details on how to become part of the BNMI team!



BNMI's annual concert series is funded in part through generous support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Cambridge Arts Council, and by supporters such as yourself.  We are sincerely grateful for the continued support.

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