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7th Annual Commissioning Competition in Collaboration with the Cambridge Chamber Singers

The Boston New Music Initiative is excited to announce its 7th Annual Commissioning Competition. The winner of this competition will be commissioned to write one new work to be premiered by BNMI's core ensemble and the Cambridge Chamber Singers. The call opens September 1, 2018. Click here for more details.

Cello Workshop with Anna Seda and Christopher Homick

The Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI) is pleased to host a composition workshop at 4pm on November 3 at the Record Company in Boston as part of the Boston New Music Festival. The workshop will feature two of our core ensemble, cellists Christopher Homick and Anna Seda. Mr. Homick and Ms. Seda will present an introduction to cello writing and then play through submitted works for solo cello or cello duet and provide feedback to the composers. Advanced registration is required in order to have a piece read, and the workshop is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. All participants must be present at the workshop. Click here to register for this event.

4th Annual Young Composers Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is excited to announce the winner of our 4th Annual Young Composers Competition. Cheng Jin Koh's work Kuda Kepang will be performed at our upcoming October 12 concert at The Arts at the Armory in Somerville.

6th Annual Commissioning Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is excited to announce the winner of our 6th Annual Commissioning Competition. Alex Berko will be writing a new work for BNMI to be premiered next season. We would also like to acknowledge two honorable mentions, Michael Seltenreich and B. P. Herrington. These winners were chosen by a panel of esteemed industry professionals from over 200 entries. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who applied!


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 BNMI's annual concert series is funded in part through the generous support of the Boston Cultural Council and the Somerville Arts Council.

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