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British Composer Awards

BCA logo 4-3The British Composer Awards are unique in making contemporary music, jazz and sonic art the focus of their annual celebration.

Created by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) in 2003, the Awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a wider audience.

To qualify works must have been completed within five years of the award period and have received a UK premiere performance – either live or broadcast – in the year leading up to 31 March.  Composers must have been born in the UK or resident for at least 5 years.

Each category is judged by a different jury, with members appointed by BASCA.  The majority of these music professionals are composers working in collaboration with performers, conductors, promoters and festival directors.

For more information please visit the British Composer Awards website