- Samuel Zagnit Wins Theodora Zavin Scholarship
- Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Member Andrew Monroe Wins Jerry Bock Award
- Monica Fernandez of Berklee Chosen for peermusic Latin Scholarship
- BMI Foundation Names Harrington and Jean Banks Award Winners
- BMI’s Jazz Composer Workshop to Celebrate 26th Anniversary
- 62nd Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced
- BMI Student Composer Awards
- Boudleaux Bryant Commissions
- Carlos Surinach Commissions
- Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize
- Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship
- General Grants
- Jerry Bock Musical Theatre Award
- Jerry Harrington Musical Theatre Awards
- John Lennon Scholarships
- Lionel Newman Conducting Scholarship
- peermusic Latin Scholarship
- Theodora Zavin Scholarship
- Woody Guthrie Fellowship Program
BMI Foundation, Inc.
BMI Foundation, Inc.
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The BMI Foundation, Inc.
The BMI Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1985, is dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance and study of music through awards, scholarships, internships, grants and commissions.
Support for the Foundation comes primarily from BMI affiliated songwriters, composers and publishers, BMI employees, and members of the public with a special interest in music. Many donors have chosen to contribute to the Foundation in the spirit of "giving back" to the field of music, which they feel has been generous to them. Because all members of the Foundation's staff and the distinguished members of the Advisory Panel serve without compensation, over 91% of all donations and investment income is available for charitable grants. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Throughout the year, the Foundation works to administer the various competitions for awards, scholarships, internships and commissions. The final selections for these programs are entrusted to panels made up of some of the world's most distinguished artists and musicians, all of whom volunteer their time and knowledge. The focus of these programs is on American music; however, there are several opportunities open to international students.
The Foundation also awards grants on an annual basis that are directed primarily to not-for-profit music organizations from around the country. The Foundation's Advisory Panel reviews and makes recommendations for these awards, which range from the support of classical music groups specializing in contemporary works, to musical theatre programs for inner-city youngsters, to programs designed to preserve and continue such indigenous American music as jazz and blues.
Board of Directors
David F. Bills
Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President
Ralph N. Jackson
Neil J. Gillis
Aaron Jay Kernis
Ralph Peer II
W. G. Snuffy Walden
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich