For the first time in its history, the Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute is for a composer. In 2016 the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award will go to John Williams.
On 8 October 2015 British composer Thomas Adès will receive the Léonie Sonning Music Prize.
On 10 September 2015 composer Meredith Monk has received the National Medal of Arts from US president Barack Obama during a ceremony in the White House.
Over a century ago, in 1908, Igor Stravinsky composed a piece in memory of the then recently deceased Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, who had been his teacher.
The 2015 Johannes Vermeer Prize, the Dutch State Prize for the arts, will be awarded to composer Michel van der Aa.
On June 25, 2015 H. Leslie Adams has received the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award in Music.
The Dutch composer and organist Peter Adriaansz has won the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize — the most important Dutch composition award — for 2015.
On the occasion of her birthday, the queen of England has honored composers James MacMillan and Karl Jenkins with knighthood ‘for services to Composing and Crossing Musical Genres’.
The Society of Slovene Composers has warded its Kozina Award for 2015 to Darijan Božič.
A music auction on 28 May at Sotheby's, London, will offer several interesting items.