BMI Foundation Head

Boudleaux Bryant Commissions
for classical composers

The Boudleaux Bryant Commissioning Program funds the creation of new chamber works by former winners of the BMI Student Composer Awards. Awarded on a regular basis, these commissions were established through the generosity of the family and friends of the late celebrated songwriter, Boudleaux Bryant, who wrote such hits as All I Have To Do Is Dream and Bye Bye Love. Mr. Bryant began his career as a classical violinist, and therefore the commissioned works must feature a violin part in his honor.

For each commission, the BMI Foundation chooses a prominent contemporary music performer or organization and they in turn select a former BMI Student Composer Award-winning composer to write the commissioned work. The first BMI Foundation/Boudleaux Bryant Fund Commission was written for the renowned contemporary chamber music group, eighth blackbird.

By invitation only, no applications accepted

Past Recipients

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