14th Annual British Composer Awards

BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) has opened the call for nominations for the 14th Annual British Composer Awards. The British Composer Awards celebrate the art of contemporary music composition in the UK, honouring composers of classical music, jazz and sonic art. Nominations are now open across eleven categories for works that received their UK première between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. We encourage anyone with a passion for new music to nominate eligible works, and for the first time this year composers may nominate their own pieces. Nominations close on Tuesday 5 July. “The 2016 British Composer Awards are the most open ever. This is the year that Leicester won the Premier League, and the year that the widest range of new music will be considered on its own merits. It’s free to enter, and anyone can submit nominations (including the composer). We already have the most diverse and extensive set of panellists for any major music award in the UK. We’re really looking forward to discovering new work that we haven’t heard before, that reflects the excellent work being made by composers across the UK” Artistic Directors Julia Haferkorn and Ed McKeon The 14th Annual British Composer Awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music. They are presented in association with BBC Radio 3, providing exclusive broadcast coverage of the award ceremony. For more information about the British Composer Awards please contact Natalie Bleicher or Cindy Truong at BASCA by emailing bca@basca.org.uk or calling 020 7636 2929. Full rules and guidelines can be found here. Make a Nomination