All resident Australian composers are invited to submit a new symphonic composition for the David Harold Tribe Symphony Award. Administered by the University of Sydney these awards were established to encourage Australian‐based creators of fiction, poetry, philosophy, sculpture and symphony.
The David Harold Tribe Symphony Award aims to promote interest in musical composition and to encourage the writing of music in Australia, to help and motivate composers and to provide them with funding which will enable them to further their education in this field, enabling them to improve their creative skills and enhance the general public’s appreciation of music.
The award valued at $12,000 will be given to an Australian resident who is judged to have written and produced the best original musical composition for symphonic orchestra in three or more movements with a playing time of 20 minutes or more. The work must have been written in the last three years.
Soloists and choirs may be included in the submitted piece and instrumentation must not be larger than 3333 4331, timpani, harp, celeste/piano, three (3) x percussion and strings. The panel of judges will rank applications and select the winner. The Award will be made solely at the discretion of the judging panel based on the quality of the piece.
Application process and more information:
Each recipient will need to complete the following online application form and include:
• One PDF of anonymised score
• One audio performance or rendering of piece (if available)
Applications are due: midnight Monday 26 April 2021
The winning entry will be announced in Semester 2, 2021.
Further information and for assistance with submitting your application, please contact:
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney
Phone: 02 9351 1439