John Maxwell Geddes, who died in September 2017, will be remembered as one of Scotland’s most prolific composers.

Geddes’s legacy is carried forward in the form of the Geddes Peterson Foundation.

Upon his death a lifelong colleague and friend, Hal Peterson contacted SMC to offer a financial donation in John’s name. Together with Hal the SMC and the Geddes family have formed the Geddes Peterson Foundation with the objective of establishing an annual award to enable support and inspiration for aspiring classical composers in Scotland.


Memorial Concert Poster Aileen Sweeney - First recipient of the Geddes Peterson Foundation

Memorial Concert Poster                                Aileen Sweeney –  First recipient of the Geddes Peterson Foundation Award


For further information on the 2018 Geddes Peterson Foundation award and Memorial Concert please see the Press Release and Images.

If you would like to donate to the foundation please send cheques to;
Scottish Music Information Centre Ltd
City Halls
100 Candleriggs
G1 1NQ

If you wish to make a donation by card, please contact the SMC directly on