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BMI Student Composer Awards Program

This competition for original musical compositions is open to citizens of countries in the Western Hemisphere that are under 28 years of age as of the application deadline. Entrants must be studying music either in an educational institution or with a private teacher.

Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.

Awarded by:
BMI Foundation, Inc.
Award Amount:

Prizes total $20,000, and may range from $500 to $5,000. All awards are non-renewable. In the event that the judges consider that the quality of the entries does not warrant the awarding of any prizes or of prizes totaling the full amount of $20,000, the judges shall have the right to make no awards or to make awards totaling less than such full amount.

The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, eight awards were given. Please note: The score that is judged the most outstanding in the competition will be awarded the William Schuman Prize. The Carlos Surinach Prize is awarded to the youngest winner in the competition.
Deadline Info:

Applications are available online on the BMI Foundation website. To enter the competition, the student must submit an original music composition (vocal, instrumental, electronic, or any combination).... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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Award Amount:$5,000
Application Deadline: February 06, 2015