Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition


Submission period

Mon Dec 4, 2023 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Jan 19 at 11AM UTC

Results date

Sun Dec 1 at 05PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Handling fee $50.00
The University of Louisville School of Music is pleased to announce the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition 2025. The University will offer an international prize in recognition of outstanding achievement by a living composer in a large musical genre: choral, orchestral, chamber, electronic, song cycle, dance, opera, music theater, extended solo work, etc. The award will be granted for a work premiered during the five-year period between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2023. Nominated works should be of the highest quality, originality, and exhibit the power of ideas. The amount of the award to the composer will be a minimum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00). The University of Louisville invites the submission of scores by outstanding composers throughout the world and has established the following rules and procedures for its selection of the winning work:

Each entry for the Grawemeyer Music Award must be nominated by a professional musical organization or individual (examples would include performer or performing group, conductor, critic, publisher, or head of a professional music school or department). A composer may not submit their own work. No more than one work of any composer may be submitted, and entries from previous winners of this award will not be considered.

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