On 25 May composer Philip Glass has received the Victor Herbert Award for his "leadership, generous spirit, and musical citizenship" from the American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publisher
The manuscript of Dmitri Shostakovich's first violin concerto was auctioned at Sotheby's on 19 May. The final bidder offered £ 43,200, more than twice the top estimate.
On April 1st, 2006, the inaugural meeting of the first Joseph Marx Society in history took place in Vienna.
On 13 May 2006 there will be a Scott Joplin Memorial Concert. This will take place at St. Michael's Cemetery (Joplin's resting place), 7202 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY, USA.
Yehudi Wyner's Piano Concerto: "Chiavi in Mano" won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Music on 17 April 2006.
Belgian composer Marc Achille Matthys is Laureate of the first Klara composition contest of the Belgian radio and television with "Mozart 2006 con anima" for piano trio. [VRT-VAR publishing]
The Northwestern University School of Music has awarded the British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen the 2006 Nemmers Composition Prize.
Polish composer Marta Ptaszynska has been honoured with the prestigious Benjamin H. Danks Creative Music Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Rae Howell (aka Sunwrae) launches her new Live Album & DVD Friday June 2nd, 2006 at St Stephens Church, 360 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria in Australia.
On 31 March 2006, American composer Gunther Schuller has received the A.I. du Pont Composers Award at the Delaware Grand Opera House.
In October 2006 Naxos will release a CD by Italian conductor/composer Paolo Pessina.
American composers Frank Lee Sprague's newest recording is his Concerto for Violin with Orchestra, issued by Wichita Falls Records.
On 8 April 2006 Koch International will issue the first volume (2 cds) of Richard Savino's CD series: The Essential Giuliani.