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This year’s 10th annual Art Music Awards presented by APRA AMCOS were celebrated in a virtual ceremony, but that wasn’t the only first for the awards.

For the first time The Performance of the Year Awards was presented in two categories, featuring a show of strength by women in particular. Western Australian percussionist Louise Devenish won the Notated Music category with her program ‘Sheets of Sound’; while Sandy Evans’s Bridge of Dreams team (Sandy Evans, Shubha Mudgal, Aneesh Pradhan and Sirens Big Band) took home the inaugural Performance of the Year: Jazz/Improvised Music Award. Devenish is also winner of the Luminary Award for Western Australia.

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