Living Music Summit
The Boston New Music Initiative is excited to announce its inaugural Living Music Summit. This event is a series of concerts, workshops, industry roundtables, and networking events designed to promote all aspects of BNMI’s central mission of supporting and advancing the careers of its members in the field of new music. Starting with a series of virtual events and culminating with a live weekend of events in June 2021, the Living Music Summit aims to make a measurable and lasting impact on both the regional and international new music communities.
Call for "Quarantunes"
We are no longer accepting Quarantunes submissions. We are preparing a new set of Quarantune Snacks for January, so stay tuned!
Call for Scores for BNMI's Thirteenth Season
The Boston New Music Initiative is currently undergoing a complete overhaul in our score submission process. Our two calls for scores for the Thirteenth Season and the 7th Annual Young Composers Competition will all be open in 2021 with the new system! Stay tuned for details.
9th Annual Commissioning Competition
The Boston New Music Initiative's 9th Annual Commissioning Competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted. The winner will be contacted in April 2021.
6th Annual Young Composers Competition
The Boston New Music Initiative would like to congratulate Benjamin Beckman, the winner of our Sixth Annual Young Composers Competition. His work, light pours through the quiet interstices and we measure this transient world, will be performed by BNMI in June of 2021. We also would like to congratulate Wen Ziyang whose work, Immerse in Mountain 5, received an Honorable Mention.
8th Annual Commissioning Competition
The Boston New Music Initiative is very excited to announce the winner of our 8th Annual Commissioning Competition! Our judging panel was extremely impressed with the quality of the works submitted. Paul Novak's piece "as the light begins to drift" was selected by an outside panel of industry professionals from an anonymous pool of over 100 very wonderful compositions. Novak's music rejects grandiose narratives, and is driven by a love of small things: miniature forms, delicate soundscapes, and condensed ideas. His compositions, which explore the subtleties of instrumental color and draw influence from literature, art, and poetry, have been performed throughout the United States and abroad. In Fall 2020, Paul will begin his PhD at the University of Chicago. BNMI is looking forward to working with this accomplished young composer!
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