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The 2022 Living Music Summit is was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who participated! Recordings will be posted as available on our youtube channel. You can also replay the livestreams there.

8th Annual Young Composers Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is very excited to announce the 8th Annual Young Composers Competition. Any composer born on or after January 1, 1999 is eligible to submit a work. The competition will close on July 31, 2022. Click here for more info and to submit.

Workshop: Writing for Recorder

Workshop: Writing for Marimba

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the workshops as part of the Living Music Summit! Recordings and excerpts will be available soon.

Call for Solos and Duets

The call for solos and duets is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted. Selections from the call will be made throughout next season, and we will e-mail you if your work is selected.

Composer Interview Series

The complete Composer Interview Series with Gabriel Bolaños, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Ingrid Stölzel and Melika M. Fitzhugh are available to all Shout It Out members as part of our professional development archive.

10th Annual Commissioning Competition

Submissions for this competition are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted! A winner will be announced this fall.

The Boston New Music Initiative is very excited to be hosting the 10th Annual Commissioning Competition. This year's winners will have the opportunity to write a solo work for one of BNMI's fantastic performers.

9th Annual Commissioning Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is very excited to announce the winner of our 9th Annual Commissioning Competition! Our judging panel was extremely impressed with the quality of the works submitted. Ania Vu's piece "Tik-tak" was selected by an outside panel of industry professionals from an anonymous pool of almost 100 very wonderful compositions. Vu will be writing a new work for BNMI to obe premiered in 2022. Polish of Vietnamese descent composer and pianist, Ania Vu (née Vũ Đặng Minh Anh) is pursuing a Ph.D. as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her music explores the interplay between linguistical sound properties and meanings, musical energy related to form, and varied notions of time. Her current mentors are Marcos Balter, James Primosch, and Anna Weesner. In 2017, she received her BM in composition and theory from the Eastman School of Music. BNMI would also like to recognize Clay McMillan, whose work "Siste Viator" received an honorable mention.

Quarantune Snacks

The Boston New Music Initiative presented another series of Quarantune Snacks in January! The previous presentation of short livestream concerts was part of the virtual Boston New Music Festival. Visit the youtube playlist to see what you missed!

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