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Each year The Ivors Academy invites entries for The Ivors Composer Awards, the ceremony when Ivor Novello Awards are presented to recognise UK classical, jazz and sound art.

The Academy accepted entries into the following ten award categories for 2022:

Small Chamber
Classical works, with or without electronics, composed for one to five instruments, and for one player or voice per part.

Chamber Ensemble
Classical works, with or without electronics, composed for six to eighteen instruments, and for one instrument or voice per part.

Large Ensemble
Classical works, with or without electronics, composed for up to thirty-six players, including concert band and chamber orchestra.

Orchestral
Large symphonic works, with or without electronics, including works for choir and orchestra.

Choral
Classical works specifically composed for the voice; either a cappella or accompanied.

Small Ensemble Jazz
Jazz works composed for up to eight musicians; containing improvisation as an essential element.

Large Ensemble Jazz
Jazz works composed for nine or more musicians; containing improvisation as an essential element.

Community and Participation
Works composed for voluntary, amateur or youth performers and/or community engagement.

Stage Works
Works composed for the stage; including opera, dance and musical theatre.

Sound Art
Works which use sound as both their medium and their subject, including installations, sculptural, electroacoustic and audience-interactive pieces.

Eligible composers or sound artists must be a UK national or ordinarily resident in the UK from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The musical work must have received its first UK public performance between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. The Academy’s definition of first UK public performance is outlined in the Rules and Guidelines document below.

 

TIMETABLE

  • Entries Open
  • Entries Close
  • Nominations Announced
  • Winners Announced at The Ivors Composer Awards

The Ivors Composer Awards Official Rules and Guidelines for Entry

Rules and Guidelines 2022
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