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Call for Scores: Bon Appétit!

The Boston New Music Initiative's first call for scores for our twelfth season is now open! Click here for details.

8th Commissioning Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative's 8th Annual Commissioning Competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted. The winning composer will be contacted by April 2020.

5th Annual Young Composers Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative would like to congratulate Christian Quiñones whose piece What My Mother Wrote was performed at the November 9 concert "Resounding Bodies and Spirits." We would also like to recognize Oliver Kwapis as an honorable mention for his work My Mad Dances. We received many fine submissions for our this call, and we would like to thank everyone who submitted. Though we were only able to program one piece, we encourage all of the young composers who participated in this competition to continue making new music!

Call for Scores and Local Workshop

Thank you to everyone who submitted. Several works have been chosen for the upcoming November concert, and solos, duets, trios and works including soprano are still being considered for later concerts. The workshop will be taking place in early 2020, and potential workshop participants will be notified by November.

Call for Guest Artists

BNMI would like to congratulate Stephanie Lamprea, soprano, who will be performing with BNMI on May 16 and 17 for the Fresh Sounds concert.

7th Annual Commissioning Competition

The Boston New Music Initiative is excited to announce the winner of our 7th Annual Commissioning Competition. Andrew Davis will be writing a new work for BNMI and the Cambridge Chamber Singers to be premiered on our concert Fresh Sounds on May 16 and 17.  The winner was chosen by a panel of esteemed industry professionals from over 75 entries. Congratulations to the winner, and thanks to everyone who applied!


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