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Upcoming Premieres

David Reminick's 2020 Barlow General Commission,
"The Story Book," will be premiered by Wendy Richman
on July 15, 2022 @ EDT at the International
Contemporary Ensemble concert
at the Walden School in Dublin, New Hampshire.

Brian Current's 2019 Barlow General
Commission, "Gould's Wall," will be
premiered by Tapestry Opera,
August 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 2022 @ 5pm EDT
in The Royal Conservatory's atrium
273 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario

In 1983 Milton A. and Gloria Barlow established the
Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
The Endowment has subsequently been dedicated to
promoting excellence in music composition with over
403 total commissions awarded.

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.


The online application system will close at 11:59 PM (MDT) on June 1 and will NOT accept any submissions after that time. The Endowment does not make exceptions for submissions delayed because of natural disasters, faulty internet or applicant neglect. Please plan accordingly.

All submission materials are to be uploaded electronically.  Detailed instructions on the electronic submission of scores are provided in the application. 

Other Commissions

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

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Save the date! Check out the upcoming performances and lectures for the Barlow Endowment.

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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.