Kevin Day ’19 wins prestigious composer award


Kevin Day, pictured far right

The BMI Foundation, in collaboration with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), has announced the nine young classical composers, ages 20 to 27, who have been named winners of the 67th annual BMI Student Composer Awards. TCU School of Music alum Kevin Day ’19 is among the winners.

Day won for his composition Havana for wind ensemble.


The BMI Student Composer Awards recognize superior musical compositional ability with annual educational scholarships totaling $20,000. This year, nearly 700 online applications were submitted to the competition from students throughout the Western Hemisphere, and all works were judged anonymously. BMI, in collaboration with the BMI Foundation, has awarded over 600 grants to young composers throughout the history of the competition.

Renowned American composer and Chair of the Student Composer Awards Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, BMI Senior Vice President of International and Global Policy Ann Sweeney, and BMI Executive Director of Classical and BMIF President Deirdre Chadwick presented the 67th annual awards at a private ceremony held on May 21, 2019, at Tribeca 360° in New York City.

Photos by Amanda Stevens for BMI.

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