- Musica Viva Australia for Musica Viva Australia National Education Program
- Western Australia Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) for WAYJO 2022 Annual Pathways Programs
Award for Excellence in a Regional Area
- Alluvium for Paper on Skin soundtrack
- Anne Boyd, Olive Pink Botanic Garden and Desert Song Festival for Olive Pink Opera
- Southern Cross Soloists for Bangalow Music Festival
- Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) for Orange Winter Jazz Festival and Regional Touring Program
Award for Excellence in Experimental Practice
- Chamber Made for My Self in That Moment
- Aviva Endean for Stranger
- Eve Klein for City Symphony
- Lamorna Nightingale for BackStage Music
Among the works by the finalists, themes included First Nations culture and community, international traditional and folk cultures, plus musical responses to pain and recovery and to LGBTIQA+ histories and experiences.
The award ceremony will be held on August 15, 2023, at Carriageworks, Sydney, Gadigal land.
The event will also present its Luminary Awards, which celebrates those who have made sustained contributions to Australian art music, and the Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music, whose winner will be determined by the APRA board of directors.