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Categories for the 2017 British Composer Awards

Entries, which have received their UK première between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 were invited in the following categories:

Solo or Duo
Instrumental or vocal music performed by one or two players or voices

Small Chamber
Three to five instruments or voices written for one player or voice per part

Chamber Ensemble
Six or more instruments or voices written for one player or voice per part

Choral
A cappella or accompanied, except works for choir and orchestra

Wind Band or Brass Band

Orchestral
Works for orchestra including works for choir and orchestra

Stage Works

Sonic Art
For example sound art installations, electronic music or works with live electronics

Contemporary Jazz Composition
Works that contain improvisation as an essential element

Community or Educational Project
Works demonstrating a composer’s work in community engagement alongside compositional craft

Amateur or Young Performers
Works for voluntary, amateur or youth choirs and ensembles

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