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BMI Student Composer Awards

About the BMI Student Composer Awards


*** Updated February 18, 2021 ***

The BMI Student Composer Awards is a competition open to student composers who study music under a recognized and established teacher. In order to enter the competition, students must anonymously submit an unpublished original composition. A total of $20,000 is awarded, and individual awards range from $500 to $5,000. Compositions are judged according to the formal content of the composition, the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic idioms, the instrumentation, orchestration, and vocal writing, and the age of the composer at the time of the completion of the manuscript.

Scholarship Amount: $20,000

Eligible Grade Levels: There is no grade requirement for this scholarship, but applicants must be 27 years of age.

Eligible Majors: Music

Residency Requirement: There is no state residency requirement for this scholarship.

Minimum GPA: There is no minimum GPA requirement for this scholarship.

Deadline: February 5, 2021

Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.

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