The Swiss canton Solothurn has awarded composer Urs Joseph Flury with the Solothurner Kunstpreis 2016 (Solothurn Art Prize 2016). The prize comes with a sum of 20000 Swiss Franks.
American composer Alan Bern has received the Weimar Prize for 2016. Bern has lived and worked in Berlin since 1987. Since 1999 his activities are more concentrated in Weimar.
The Robert Schumann Prize 2017, which is awarded by the German city of Zwickau (where Schumann was born), goes to composer, oboist and conductor Heinz Holliger.
A MacArthur Fellowship has been awarded to American composer Julia Wolfe. She is one of the founders of Bang on a Can, known for its innovative performances of new music.
Spanish film music composers Víctor Reyes won an Emmy for best film score for his music to the film "The night manager." That, and the fact that the composer has contributed to many cultural events
Chilean composer Vicente Bianchi, who is now 96 years old, has been rewarded the 2016 Premio Nacional de Artes Musicales (National Prize for the Musical Arts).
American composer Carlos Simon was chosen from seven finalists during the American Composers Orchestra's 25th Underwood New Music Readings on June 13 and 14, 2016.
The Schneider-Schott-Prize for 2016, worth €15000, will be given to German composer Gordon Kampe. The biannual prize is alternately given to a composer and an interpreter.
Starting in September 2017, German composer Gordon Kampe will be allowed to stay in Villa Massimo in Rome, Italy, for 10 months.
The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has selected David von Kampen is the 2015 Distinguished Composer of the Year.
The Minnesota, USA composer Libby Larsen has been named McKnight Distinguished Artist by The McKnight Foundation.
On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans was honored by Sabam. Sabam is the Belgian organization for Intellectual Property.
French composer Patrick Burgan has receieved the Prix Musique "Déodat de Séverac" of the Académie du Languedoc.
The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU) has honoured the composer Janez Matičič with a ceremony on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
The German composer Aribert Reimann will receive this year's "Robert Schumann Prize for poetry and music". Reimann lives in Berlin.
The German film music composer Martin Böttcher will receive the eighth Deutschen Musikautorenpreises (German Music Author Prize) in the category "life-time achievement".
The handwritten manuscript of Malcolm Arnold's seventh symphony was found back by his daughter Katherine.
Saxophonist and flutist Henry Threadgill has been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music. He receives the prize for his recording In for a Penny, In for a Pound.
The Berlin composer Malte Giesen has won the composition contest for contemporary music of the German city of Oldenburg.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded Robert Kyr with one of America's most prestigious prizes: the Arts and Letters Award.