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Upcoming Premieres

Viet Cuong’s Barlow General Commission,
Explain Yourself, will be premiered by Puolenc Trio
and Alexander Fiterstein on clarinet
on September 24, 2019 at 7:30pm
in the Dixon Hall at Tulane University,
New Orleans, LA.

Georg Haas’ Barlow General Commission,
Iguazú superior, antes de descender por la Garganta del Diablo,
will be premiered by Third Coast Percussion
on October 12, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Logan Center for the Arts
at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Stacy Garrop’s Barlow Prize Commission,
Rites for the Afterlife, will be performed by the
BYU Faculty Reed Quintet on November 1, 2019 at 7:30pm
in the Madsen Recital Hall, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

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 is open M-F, 8am-5pm (Mountain Time), and does
not receive mail on Saturday, Sunday, or US national holidays.
The Endowment does not make exceptions for submissions delayed
because of natural disasters, faulty internet or mail services operations,
applicant neglect, or country customs legalities.
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) 422-8611

(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.