The young Mexican composer Juan Pablo Contreras has received the Presser Music Award. The award is for composers who have the potential to contribute significantly in the field of music.
At the 2017 ASCAP Screen Music Awards ceremony on 15 May, composer Stephen Schwartz has been awarded with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award.
Film music composer Jerry Goldsmith, who died in 2004, has received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On May 10 film music composer Alan Silvestri will be honored with the 2017 BMI Icon Award at the annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards. Broadcast Music, Inc.
The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music goes to Chinese composer Yun Du for her opera Angel's Bone.
The 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship awards for music composition have been announced.
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The Johnny Mercer Award — which is the highest honor bestowed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame — for 2017 will go to Alan Menken.
The 34th Reina Sofía prize for composition has been won by Basque composer Antonio Lauzurika.
German composer Benjamin Scheuer has won this year's Busoni Composition Prize. The award, worth €6000, will be given to the composer on 24 November 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
The Hindemith Prize for this year goes to Canadian composer Samy Moussa.
Composer and pianist Michael Hersch has won the 2017 President’s Frontier Award of the John Hopkins University. The prize was first awarded in 2015.
Polsih composer Tomasz Skweres has won the German TONALi17 composer prize. Skweres, who also is a cellist, lives in Vienna. He won the competition with his piece „Impact“ for violin solo.
German composer Wolfgan Rihm has won this year's Europäischer Kirchenmusikpreis (European Church Music Prize), which is an annual award of the German city of Schwäbisch Gmünd sinc
The German town of Weißenhorn has given Wilfred Hiller a honorary citizenship. Composer Hiller, who was born int Weißenhorn and still lives there, recently became 75 years old.
The Cypriot composer Andys Skordis has won the first prize at the International Composition competition for piano quintet 2015. The competition took place in Gwangiu, South Korea.
The Beethoven Prize for Human Rights, Peace, Freedom, Combating Poverty, and Inclusion for this year goes to Turkish composer and pianist Fazıl Say.