The prize honours the remarkable contribution of Sir Charles to both amateur music, as a former president of Making Music, and to British musicianship and composition. It was launched to mark the renowned conductor's 75th birthday.
The President’s Award recognises the achievements of those who volunteer for Making Music. Nominations are considered each July and announced annually at Making Music's Council Meeting.
Throughout the years, many individuals from all walks of life volunteer for Making Music, giving up their time and energies to help us run the organisation. The President's Award was launched early in 2010 in recognition of their exceptional service.
Nominations are invited from both staff and board members.
This prestigious prize, a certificate signed by Making Music's patron HRH the Duchess of Kent, is presented annually to an individual from a Making Music member group who has made an outstanding contribution to music in the community, or the success of their music group.
Nominations for the 2019 Award are now closed.
The prize is named after Lady Hilary Groves, a Vice President of Making Music and an ardent supporter of leisure-time music making in the UK.