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Upcoming Premieres

Eric Nathan's 2021 Barlow General Commission
"Short Stories" VIRTUAL Premiere by Collage
New Music is at 8:00 pm EST on January 17, 2022
in the Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
at the Longy School of Music of Bard College
in Cambridge, MA. The Premiere will be available
for on-demand viewing until January 24, 2022.

Haruhito Miyagi's 2021 Barlow Latter-day Saints
Commission, "Transfigured Permutation: Mosaic
Visions of Grace for Organ," will be premiered by
S. Andrew Lloyd at 5:00 pm CST on January 23, 2022
at the University United Methodist Church in,
San Antonio, TX. The premiere will be performed
on the Palmer Woldhagen Memorial Organ, built
by Rosales, Op. 15 (1990).

Christopher Stark's 2109 Barlow General Commission,
"2nd Nature," will be premiered by St. Louis Symphony
March 8-9, 2022 @ 7:30 PM CST at the Pulitzer Arts
Foundation, St. Louis, MO.

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.

All application materials must be UPLOADED ELECTRONICALLY
The online application system will close automatically at 11:59pm (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.

Due to the current health situations that are evident in the world that may impede mail delivery, all submission materials will be uploaded electronically.  DO NOT mail in your submission materials.  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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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.