Seven woman composers have been honored by Opera America, the USA national service organization for opera.
The Henry Mancini Institute at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music (Miami, USA) has appointed James Newton Howard as its new artistic director.
The BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement will be presented next month to Oscar winning composer Alexandre Desplat.The award is given to composers who have made significant contribution
The biennial Glenn Gould Prize for this year was awarded to composer Philip Glass.
Kevin Puts, who previously also won the Pulitzer Prize, is now awarded with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra's A.I. du Pont Composer's Award for 2015.
The prestigious Edward MacDowell Medal was won by Gunther Schuller for lifetime achievement.
The Max Steiner Award, named after the Austrian-born composer Max Steiner, is awarded to James Newton Howard.
The 2015-16 Lancaster Symphony Orchestra’s Composer Award — the oldest award of its kind in the nation — was won by Augusta Read Thomas.
The Lancaster Symphony Composer’s Award for 2015 is awarded to Tina Davidson. The award, established in 1959, is given annually to a prominent American composer.
The Hungarian composer György Kurtág will receive the 2014 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of contemporary music. The BBVA Foundation is located in Madrid, Spain.
The Kennedy Center has appointed its first composer in residence.
British composer Rebecca Sunders has been awarded the Kagel Prize for 2015.
This year it is 150 years ago that Jean Sibelius was born.
For the coming three year Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen will be composer in residence with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
The British Composer Awards for 2014 have been announced. Here are the winners in all categories, with the title of the winning piece: