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.
German composer Moritz Eggert will receive this year's Louis Spohr Prize. The prize, which is rewarded by the German city of Braunschweig every three yearseggert, is a sum of €10,000.
Canadian composer Emilie Cecilia LeBel is the 2016 winner of the Land’s End Composer’s Competition. She will receive a $1500 commissioning prize for a new piano trio for the Land’s End Ensemble.
The Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees have approved that French composer Michel Legrand will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree on May 16, with a public .
The eighty year old German composer Helmut Lachenmann has won the Danish Hans Christian Andersen Prize for his opera “Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern” (The little match girl), after the famous
Italian composer Ennio Morricone has won his first Oscar — for best music score — at the age of 87 years. This makes him the oldest Oscar winner ever.
Last Tuesday, the "Kunst-Förderpreis" for music/composition of the German Bundesland Brandenburg was awarded to Berlin-born composer Helmut Oehring.
British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society. He is the 102nd musician to receive this medal.
A composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that was only known because it was mentioned in Koechel's catalog (K 477a) has been found back in Prague.