The 2019 Art Music Awards, hosted by the Australian Music Centre & APRA AMCOS, were held last week in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney. The AMA recognises the work of Australian composers and performers of Australian art music. Winners in 2019 included Dr Damien Ricketson (who I studied with at the Con!), The Necks, BIFEM (which starts next weekend if you are keen for a drive to Bendigo!) and more. We were also treated to live performances of Australian music (check out: Sonya Lifschitz) and I meet a few new people - notably the winner of the QLD Award for Excellence in Experimental Music Leah Barclay.