BMI FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES OPENING OF ITS 5TH ANNUAL PEERMUSIC LATIN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
The BMI Foundation, Inc. has announced the opening of the 5th Annual peermusic Latin Scholarship, a competition for young songwriters and composers. Established by music publisher Ralph Peer II and generously funded by peermusic, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best song or instrumental composition in a Latin genre.
Famed Latin rock superstar, Juanes, is proud to stand behind a contest that supports and encourages young Latin musical talent. "This contest is an amazing opportunity for young composers/lyricists to compete against the best talent in the USA and Puerto Rico and earn money to further their education. I am glad to be a part of something that promotes and celebrates the emergence and growth of Latin musical talent," says Juanes.
According to Porfirio Piña, Director of the competition, the program is open to students between the ages of 16 and 24 who are enrolled in any college or university located in the United States and Puerto Rico. All words and music must be original. The postmark deadline for entries is February 8, 2008. For competition rules and applications visit: www.bmifoundation.org