History of Winners

This competition, founded and chaired by Ben Steinberg, is held annually to promote young Jewish composers’ works. The award is one of the few composition awards of any kind which provides the winner with a cash award, a first performance, transportation to the performance, and the possibility of the winning selection being published by Transcontinental Music Publications (TMP).

The BSYCA Competition is funded and managed by the GTM.  The Zipser Endowment Fund provides additional funds to offset production and publishing costs for winning compositions.   Contributions to the Zipser Endowment Fund are welcomed.