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The 2022 Living Music Summit is on! Mark your calendars for June 3-5, 2022. Most events are available online and in person.

Check out the schedule here, or buy tickets today!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 Living Music Summit! Check out the recordings from the summit on our Living Music Summit playlist!

Workshop: Writing for Recorder

As part of the Living Music Summit, BNMI will be hosting a virtual workshop on writing for recorder with Frances Blaker and Melika M. Fitzhugh. Join us on May 14 at 3pm ET to learn about writing for recorder, and then, send us your works for a reading session with Emily O'Brien on June 4 at 4pm ET. Click here to register for the intro on May 14. A link for submitting works for reading will be available after the intro session.

Workshop: Writing for Marimba

As part of the Living Music Summit, BNMI will be hosting a virtual workshop on writing for marimba with Matthew Sharrock of Transient Canvas and Hinge Ensemble. Join us on June 5 at 11am ET to learn about writing for marimba. Matt will read and give feedback on submitted works. Click here to submit a work for the reading session.

Call for Solos and Duets

The call for solos and duets is now open! The Boston New Music Initiative is announcing a call for solos or duets to be programmed as part of BNMI’s fourteenth season digital presentation series "Prismatic Congruency."

This new series will present solo and duet works in several 30 minute video collections released throughout the season. When submitting to the call, your work will become part of a database of solo and duet works that performers can look through to find repertoire. BNMI will have core ensemble members choose several works to be part of the series, and unaffiliated performers can find your solos and duets, and submit videos for inclusion as well.

Click here for information on submitting a score of a solo or duet.
Click here for information on submitting a video of an existing performance of a solo or duet.

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.

Call for Scores for BNMI's Thirteenth Season

Congratulations to the composer's whose works were chosen, out of almost 200 entries, for our 2022 Living Music Summit!

Literary Elements Winners
Nathan Courtright - The closer you come to
Charles Mason - Senderos Que se Bifurcan
Patrick Andrew Thompson - Moments Sweep Past: three poems of Tracy K. Smith

Music of Speech Winners
Emerson Voss - whereas
Gunter Gaupp - those who watch
Kian Ravaei - Writing a Book

7th Annual Young Composers Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is pleased to announce the winner of this last year's 7th Annual Young Composers Competition! Madeline Barrett's work The Flowers That Close at Night will be performed as part of the Literary Elements concert at the 2022 Living Music Summit. BNMI would also like to recognize and congratulate two honorable mentions, Cole Reyes for his work Pulsar and Joe Jaxson for his work Persevering.

10th Annual Commissioning Competition

Submissions for this competition are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

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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