British Composer Awards
The Making Music category of the annual British Composer Awards is presented to a composer of a new work for a voluntary, amateur or youth music group.
Last modified on: 25/10/2013
2013 Making Music Award shortlist
The British Composer Awards celebrate the music of today’s composers living and working in the United Kingdom, as well as UK premieres of works by composers from outside the UK.
The shortlist for the 2013 awards have been announced. The nominations for the Making Music category, which recognises works written for voluntary, amateur or youth choirs and ensembles, are as follows:
- Peter McGarr Dry Stone Walls of Yorkshire
- Kerry Andrew Screech
- Stephen McNeff The Chalk Legend
The awards ceremony will take place at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London on Tuesday 3 December 2013. The awards are sponsored by PRS for Music in association with BBC Radio 3, with exclusive coverage on Radio 3 of the awards ceremony, and a special show featuring winning recordings on Sunday 8 December 2013. The winners are also announced in specialist music magazines including Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine.
The awards are presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the professional association for music writers of all genres in the UK. With over 2,000 members, BASCA is the voice for British music creators.
Visit the British Composer Awards website for further information.
2012 Making Music Award winner
The 2012 Making Music Award went to Emily Howard for her piece Mesmerism for Piano and Chamber Orchestra commissioned by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, a Making Music member, in its Diamond Jubilee Year with support from the PRS for Music Foundation. The winners were announced in a ceremony in London’s Goldsmith’s Hall on 3 December 2012.
Perform Emily's selected works
Since Emily won the British Composer Award, Making Music has been working with her and BASCA to enable Making Music groups to perform her wonderful music. Emily has made a specific selection available, and Making Music is offering member groups a 20% discount on the cost of hire or purchase of her selected works. Visit Emily's page to browse and hear her selected works and find out how you can apply for a member's discount to hire or purchase her music.