APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre have announced the finalists for the 2021 Art Music Awards, to be held streamed online on the 24 August. The award categories, as well as a handful of un-shortlisted prizes, recognise excellence in Australian music of various genres and sound art. The breadth of the nominees this year stands as a testament to the strength and resilience of Australia’s artists, in spite of the past year of cancellations and uncertainty in the industry due to COVID-19.

Art Music Awards

The finalists for Work of the Year – Large Ensemble demonstrate this point. Holly Harrison’s Splinter for wind band was recorded by the San Jose State University in...