Dedicated to BC Legacy Composer Barbara Pentland, the Pentland Awards seek to recognize extraordinary contributions to Canadian music, excellence in composition, and best performances of Canadian music within the Province of BC through four distinct awards.
Awards of Excellence
Awards of Excellence recognize individuals and organizations throughout the Province of BC that have made an extraordinary contribution to Canadian music.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is an annual award which seeks to recognize extraordinary contributions to Canadian music by an individual over a lifetime of service and/or through a body of work.
Best Performance Award
Best Performance Awards are presented for the best performance of a Canadian work at respected competitions sponsored by established music organizations within the province of BC, such as the BC Registered Music Teachers Association annual conference, Kathaumixw International Choral Festival, or Kiwanis Festivals.
Best Composition Award
Best Composition Awards are presented to winners of affiliated composition competitions sponsored by recognized music institutions in the province of BC.