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Art Music Awards 2022

Presented annually by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, the Art Music Awards acknowledge the achievements of composers, performers and educators in the genres of contemporary classical music, jazz, improvisation, sound art and experimental music.

Nominations are now closed

Read the guidelines for the 2022 Art Music Awards or or download here.


All nominations are passed onto the nominated individual/organisation via email and the Nominee will be invited to submit the required assessment materials. A Nominee can only submit once per category. If they have received multiple nominations in a single category, they must choose which nomination to proceed with.


Winners of all categories will be announced at the 2022 Art Music Awards ceremony, which is scheduled to take place in Melbourne on 31 August 2022.

The Annual Richard Gill Memorial Distinguished Services Award will also be presented at the Art Music Awards ceremony, at the discretion of the Boards of Directors of APRA and of the Australian Music Centre.

Art Music Awards Categories

  • Work of the Year: Choral
  • Work of the Year: Chamber Music
  • Work of the Year: Large Ensemble
  • Work of the Year: Dramatic
  • Work of the Year: Electroacoustic / Sound Art
  • Work of the Year: Jazz
  • Performance of the Year: Notated Composition
  • Performance of the Year: Jazz / Improvised Music
  • Award for Excellence in Music Education
  • Award for Excellence in a Regional Area
  • Award for Excellence in Experimental Music
  • Luminary Award - National Awards (Individual)
  • Luminary Award - National Awards (Organisation)
  • Luminary Awards - State & Territory Awards