Call for Scores

We sincerely thank all of you who have submitted to our calls for scores this year.  We received an overwhelming response to each of our calls, and look forward to making our selections in the coming months.  

Our third annual Commissioning Competition closed on October 15, 2014, and submissions have been forwarded to the judging panel for the second round of review. The judging panel for the call for works for up to eight performers, which closed on December 15, 2014, is currently in the first round of review for submissions, with the second round of review to begin in April 2015.  The first round of review for the most recent call ending March 2015, for ensembles of 4-14 players, is scheduled to begin in mid-April 2015.

The organization will also host its first annual Young Composer Competition between April 1 and May 15, 2015. Details for this competition will be announced shortly.

BNMI in Concert

BNMI returns to Ryles Jazz Club on April 16, 2015 for Space/Time, featuring the BNMI Ensemble led by conductor Patrick Valentino, performing eight works by living composers, including a world premiere commission by Nicola Straffelini.


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.


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