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The Boston New Music Initiative was thrilled to present its inaugural Living Music Summit. The summit 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. The 2022 Living Music Summit will take place June 3-5, 2022, mark your calendars now!

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Composer Interview Series

Join us for the second of our Composer Interview Series on January 6 at 7pm ET. Our guest will be Jerod Tate. Get to know the composer and his music. Attendance is free for all. Click here to register after December 15.

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate was born in 1968 in Norman, Oklahoma, is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a 2011 Emmy Award Winner.  Mr. Tate is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition, and a review by The Washington Post states that “Tate’s connection to nature and the human experience was quite apparent in this piece…rarer still is his ability to effectively infuse classical music with American Indian nationalism.”  This review was a response to a recent performance of Iholba (The Vision), for Solo Flute, Orchestra and Chorus, which was commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra and premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Upcoming commissioned projects include the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Ballet, OklahomaCity University, Gabriel Ayalla and the string quartet ETHEL. 

Mr. Tate’s middle name, Impichchaachaaha’, means “high corncrib” and is his inherited traditional Chickasaw house name.  A corncrib is a small hut used for the storage of corn and other vegetables.  In traditional Chickasaw culture, the corncrib was built high off of the ground on stilts to keep its contents safe from foraging animals.

The first of the Composer Interview Series with Gabriel Bolaños is available to all full members as part of our professional development archive.


Salon Series

The second salon will be on December 15, 2021 at 6pm ET. Click here to register.

Workshop: Writing for Violin and Viola

As part of the Living Music Summit, BNMI hosted a Workshop on Writing for Violin and Viola on June 19. Full members can access a recording of the workshop from our resources page.

Workshop: Biography Writing

Thanks to everyone who participated! Professional ghost writer John Hong gave us all some wonderful tips. The recording is available to full members.

Panel: Social Media and Web Presence for Musicians

Thanks to everyone who participated in our panel! We had two special guests, Rachel Abrams, a mezzo-soprano and social media coordinator for Hartford Opera Theater, and Taylor Rossi, a flutist and marketing and web-design specialist. Once available, a recording of the panel is available to full members.


Concerts June 3-5, 2022
June 3 - Literary Elements
June 4 & 5 - Musica Loquelae


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