Dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance and study of music.

Recent Program Recipients

Throughout the year, the Foundation works to administer the various competitions for awards, scholarships, internships and commissions.

Our Programs

The final selections for these programs are entrusted to panels made up of some of the world’s most distinguished artists and musicians.

  • 2020 Covid Relief Cultural Impact Fund

  • BMI Founders Internship for Radio Broadcasting

  • BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

  • BMI Student Composer Awards

  • Carlos Surinach Commissions

  • Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize

  • Chris Trousdale Dream Awards

  • Curtis Mayfield Scholarship

  • David N. Baker Jazz Composition Scholarship

  • Ellen Schwartz Award

  • Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship

  • Jean Banks Award

  • Jeffery Cotton Awards

  • Jerry Bock Musical Theatre Award

  • Jerry Harrington Musical Theatre Awards

  • John Lennon Scholarships

  • Lionel Newman Conducting Fellowship

  • Nashville Songwriting Scholarship

  • peermusic Latin Scholarship

  • Pete Carpenter Fellowship

  • Theodora Zavin Scholarship

  • Woody Guthrie Fellowship

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Learn about New Music Grants

For nonprofit organizations committed to furthering the creation, performance and study of contemporary music.

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About Us

A nonprofit founded in 1985, we support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, grants and commissions.

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