Composers, performers and educators have been announced as winners at the 2017 Art Music Awards held in Sydney on 22 August, jointly staged by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre. Together the winners represent the most outstanding contributions of 2016 across the genres of contemporary art music, contemporary jazz and experimental music in 11 national categories and 8 state / territory categories.
Also at the Awards, the The Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music (as determined by the APRA Board of Writer and Publisher Directors) was presented to the legendary John Pochée OAM for his influential and visionary work as a jazz drummer and bandleader.
The list of winners is available at: http://apraamcos.com.au/news/2017/august/2017-art-music-awards-winners-announced/.
AMPAL congratulates all winners and nominees!