Call for Scores: Young Composers Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its first annual Young Composers Competition.  The 2015 Competition will be open for chamber works incorporating at least 3 and up to all BNMI’s core instruments (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion) as well as the possible addition of 1 or 2 of the following instruments: additional violin, viola, double bass, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, voice (one, any type). 

The  call is restricted to composers born on or after January 1, 1994, and the deadline to the call is June 15, 2015.  For full details and to submit to this competition, please click here.

Composers who are not eligible to submit to this competition are welcome to apply for our other open calls and competitions. The next open call will be open on September 1, 2015.

As an update of our earlier calls and competitions held this season...
  • Our Commissioning Competition (closed on October 15, 2014) is currently in final review by an external panel of judges.
  • Our call for works for up to eight performers (closed on December 15, 2014) will enter second round of review on May 15, 2015.
  • The call for ensembles of 4-14 players (closed March 15, 2015) will enter first round of review this month.
We aim to announce the results from all competitions and calls by July 15, 2015.  If you do not hear from us by then, please contact us.

NEW - BNMI Member Appreciation Event

BNMI is hosting a free Membership Appreciation Event for its Full Members on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at The Meadhall in Cambridge.  This event will be an opportunity for us to thank our members, the lifeblood of our organization, network with fellow members, and to share ideas with us about what more we can do to make the most out of your membership.  Click here for details and to register (login required).

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.

Space/Time April 16 at Ryles Jazz Club

The Boston New Music Initiative concluded its 6th season with Space/Time on April 16, 2015, 8:00 pm at Ryles Jazz Club. Under the baton of conductor and Artistic Director Patrick Valentino, the BNMI ensemble performed seven chamber works by living composers, including the world premiere of Labyrinth Song by Italian composer Nicola Straffelini, winner of BNMI’s 2013 Commissioning Competition. 


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, the Cambridge Arts Council, the PARMA Music Festival, and by supporters such as yourself.  We are sincerely grateful for the continued support.

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