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Below are the past recipients of the Black Bayou Composition Award. Outside adjudicators help determine the winners who receive $500 and a commission for the following year's festival. Two runners-up each receive $100. The award is made possible in part by Friends of Black Bayou and The Band House.

 

2023 - Christopher Mortlock, Brightening Band

2022 - Oswald HuỳnhAubade with Ashen Clouds, Scarlet Sky

2021 - Timothy Roy, Southern Specter

2019 - Daniel Fawcett, Skulptures I-III

2018 - Steven Landis, IMPACT

2017 - William Price, I/O

2016 - John Teske, topographies 

 

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THE BLACK BAYOU COMPOSITION AWARD IS PRESENTED TO THE PIECE THAT BEST REFLECTS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MUSIC AND NATURE.

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