Thomas Kotcheff (BM ’10, Composition, Piano) was awarded one of nine BMI Student Composer Awards from the BMI Foundation, in collaboration with Broadcast Music, Inc. The winning composition was titled that in shadow or moonlight rises for mixed octet. The BMI Student Composer Awards recognize superior musical compositional ability. Winners receive scholarship grants to be applied toward their musical education; awards this year totaled $20,000. In 2015, more than 700 online applications were submitted to the competition.