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|Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition|
|Awarded for||quality instrumental compositions|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition (including its previous names) has been awarded since 1960. The award is presented to the composer of an original piece of music (not an adaptation), first released during the eligibility year. In theory, any style of music is eligible for this category, but winning compositions are usually in the jazz or film score genres.
The Grammy is awarded to the composer(s) of the music, not to the performing artist, except if the artist is also the composer.
There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.
59th Annual Grammy Awards (2017)
58th Annual Grammy Awards (2016)
57th Annual Grammy Awards (2015)
56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014)
55th Annual Grammy Awards (2013)
Nominees (performing artists, followed by the title of the composition, with performer(s) and album title in parentheses)
54th Annual Grammy Awards (2012)
Nominees (artists names, followed by album title, in parentheses)
53rd Annual Grammy Awards (2011)
52nd Annual Grammy Awards (2010)