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CELEBRATING THE ART OF CONTEPORARY MUSIC COMPOSITION

ABOUT THE AWARDS


The British Composer Awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a wider audience. They are unique in making contemporary music, jazz and sonic art the focus of their annual celebration.

Founded in 2003 by BASCA they are sponsored by PRS for Music and presented in association with BBC Radio 3, which provides exclusive broadcast coverage of the Awards.

There are eleven nominated categories recognising works which received their UK premiere performance during the award year. Since 2016, the British Composer Awards also honour composers with awards recognising their contribution to British music. These awards are in the gift of the British Composer Awards Committee; which is a sub-committee of the main BASCA Board.

The 15th British Composer Awards take place on Wednesday 6 December from 5pm to 10pm at the British Museum, London.

2017 Timetable

Tuesday 4 July 2017 - Deadline for Entry

WK 21 August 2017 - Judging Period Begins

WK 23 October 2017 - Nominations Announced

Wednesday 6 December 2017 - The 15th British Composer Awards