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The Boston New Music Initiative is thrilled to announce its inaugural Living Music Summit! The summit is a series of concerts, workshops, industry roundtables, and networking events designed to promote all aspects of BNMI’s central mission of supporting and advancing the careers of its members in the field of new music. Starting with a series of virtual events and culminating with a weekend of events from June 18-20, 2021, the Living Music Summit aims to make a measurable and lasting impact on both the regional and international new music communities.

June 19, 6:30 PM EDT – “Zaka”
An evening of high energy music featuring Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s “Zaka” and a new work by the winner of BNMI’s 8th Annual Commissioning Competition, Paul Novak. Presented by the Boston New Music Initiative’s core ensemble conducted by Tian Hui Ng and with special guest artist soprano, Stephanie Lamprea.


  • Jennifer Higdon
  • Julia Werntz
    Home from Songs of Thumbaliana
  • David Biedenbender
    Shell from Shell and Wing
  • Paul Novak
    Prisms and Mirrors
  • Nicholas Bentz
  • Clifton Callender
    Chain Reactions
  • Roger Zare


The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on establishing, maintaining, and developing an international network of contemporary music champions, performers, conductors, directors, and composers of music so as to foster collaborations, new music concerts, and commissions in the music industry. The organization’s mission is to advance the careers of its members in the field of music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming.

In its first eleven concert seasons, BNMI has performed the works of over 200 living composers, including 49 world premieres and seven commissioned works. In an ongoing effort to recognize, perform, and create new repertoire for the concert hall and beyond, BNMI holds a commissioning competition, a young composers competition, and two international calls for scores each season, with the winning composers programmed on future BNMI seasons.

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