4th Annual Young Composers Competition

The 4th Annual Young Composers Competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. The winner will be notified by the end of July.

Call for Scores "The Beauty of the Line" - String Quartet Collaboration

This call is now closed. Chosen composers will be notified by the end of July. Thanks to everyone who submitted!

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!

Dramatic Tensions

On April 5 at 8pm, The Boston New Music Initiative presented several dramatic and exciting works including Harrison Birtwistle's Nine Settings of Lorine Niedecker as well as the world premier Kindling by the winner of our 5th annual Commissioning Competition, Charles Peck. Check out our Facebook page for more!

Call for Scores and Proposals “The Beauty of the Line” - A Musical and Visual Arts Collaboration

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal or score. We will contact chosen proposals and composers no later than June.


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