New Music Grants

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

 BMI Foundation will award annual grants to further the creation, performance and study of contemporary music. There is an emphasis on classical, jazz, and musical theatre genres and a preference for programs which directly involve living American composers and music education. Funding decisions are made by the Foundation board with the aid of the distinguished songwriters, composers and publishers who serve as the Foundation’s Artistic Consultants. 


The grants cycle is by invitation only. No unsolicited applications will be accepted.

Select Grant Recipients

Amas Musical Theatre
Alarm Will Sound
American Composers Forum
American Composers Orchestra
American Opera Project
Beth Morrison Projects
Boston Musica Viva
Chicago Composers’ Consortium
Cabrillo Festival
Community Musicworks
Copland House
The Crossing
Dal Niente
Ebb and Flow Arts
Eighth Blackbird
Experiments in Opera
Education Through Music LA
International Contemporary Ensamble
JACK Quartet
Kaufman Music Center
The Little Orchestra Society
The MusicianShip
National Alliance For Musical Theatre
Newmusic USA
New York Youth Symphony
New Music on the Point
Now Ensemble
Resonant Bodies Festival
Third Coast Percussion
The Walden School
Wet Ink