Boston New Music Initiative Announces Seventh Season

The Boston New Music Initiative announces its upcoming 7th season, featuring two concerts of new music compositions on Saturday, November 14 and Saturday, April 16. The concerts include selected composers from BNMI’s Calls for Scores, the winner of the First Annual Young Composers Competition, a newly commissioned work, and selections from the New York Women’s Composer organization. The 2015-16 season will feature works for BNMI’s core ensemble plus special guest artists, conducted by Artistic Director Patrick Valentino. Read more to find out where you can attend these performances of innovative, original compositions.

Fourth Annual BNMI Composition Commissioning Competition Now Open

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce its fourth annual Composition Commissioning Competition. The 2015 Competition will be open to chamber works (10 performers or less) for any combination of instruments, voices, electronics, or multimedia elements. The competition is open to all composers. The winner will be awarded a grand prize of $1,000 to compose a new 8-12 minute work for performance by The Boston New Music Initiative in a future concert season. For full details, rules, and how to apply, please visit the Submit page on our website.

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.


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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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