Broadcast Music, Inc. Student Composer Awards

$500-$5,000 for an original piece of music.

The BMI Student Composer Awards is a competition that provides scholarships in a variety of categories for young composers of classical music. Founded in 1951, the competition has become one of the most coveted and prestigious awards for young composers in the Western Hemisphere.

Deadline Information

due by 11:59pm EST: Friday, February 5, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be citizens of countries in the Western Hemisphere and must be either enrolled in accredited public, private or parochial secondary schools, in accredited colleges or conservatories of music, or engaged in private study of music with recognized and established teachers. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24 as of the competition postmark deadline. Former recipients of awards are not eligible to apply.

Application Process

Applications can be found on the opportunity's website for each of the awards that BMI provides.