Dan Trueman’s 2015 General Commission,
"Songs That Are Hard To Sing,"
will be premiered March 6, 2018, at 7pm, by
So Percussion and JACK Quartet at Carnegie Hall.
Alberto Colla's 2016 Prize Commission,
"Ode by the Earth (Symphony No. 4),"
will be premiered November 10 & 11, 2017
by the San Antonio Symphony.

Benjamin Taylor’s 2016 LDS Commission,
"Aurum Tetra,"
will be premiered July 1, 2017, at 7:30pm,
by The Calidore String Quartet
at the Bellingham Festival of Music in Bellingham, Washington.

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Upcoming Premieres

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The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission from the Barlow Endowment
to compose a major new work for Reed Quintet. The winning composer’s work
will be premiered in 2019 by a consortium of three quintets.

Barlow Prize 2018 - $12,000 Commission

Barlow Prize Winner: Gilad Cohen

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University
proudly announces winners of the 2017 commissions awards.

The judging panel awarded Israeli composer Gilad Cohen the $12,000
Barlow Prize to compose a major new work for violin and piano.

The panel also granted Yair Klartag of New York
the distinction of Honorable Mention.

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Mission Statement

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University
encourages and financially supports composers who demonstrate
technical skills and natural gifts for the composition of great music.
The Endowment achieves this through its Barlow Prize,
commissioning programs, and support of student composers.

All applications and scores must be
RECEIVED before close of business on JUNE 1. 
The Endowment does not receive mail on Saturday, Sunday, or US national holidays–please plan accordingly.

Send materials to:

ATTN: Rebecca Ott
Barlow Endowment

A-501 Harris Fine Arts Center
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

Express mail address:

ATTN: Rebecca Ott
Barlow Endowment

701 East University Parkway
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-2818

(Note: USPS might not initially recognize this address, but it is correct)

Other Commissions

Composer Commissions are available to composers or performing groups desiring collaboration for significant new musical works.

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The Barlow Endowment

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition was established in September of 1983 under the auspices of Milton A. and Gloria Barlow, who presented a substantial gift to Brigham Young University to engender and support excellence in musical composition. The Board of Directors and Board of Advisors have subsequently been engaged in employing the proceeds of the Endowment to support four programs: The Barlow Prize, General Commissions, LDS Composer Commissions, and Education Grants.