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Pulitzer Prize for Music

Pulitzer Prize Coin Front

The Pulitzer Prizes, started by New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), are awarded each year for letters (books), works in journalism, music, and the arts produced during the previous calendar year. The prizes are normally announced in May of each year. Winners receive a cash prize, a medal and/or a certificate.

During some years no award was given.

The Music category was created in 1943. The winner is the most distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance in the United States, as recognized by the Nominating Juries and The Pulitzer Prize Board.

The Pulitzer Prize for Music 1943-Present.