Percy Brier Memorial Prize


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value Money consisting of that portion of the income from the fund for the preceding financial year available for the prize under the terms of the endowment. In 2020, the Percy Brier Memorial Prize is worth $1,996.00.
Number awarded 1
Opening date 15 April 2020
Closing date 31 July 2020


Percy Brier (1885-1970) was born in Queensland and studied at Trinity College and the Royal Academy of Music. He was a Brisbane-based organist, choral director, composer, music teacher and music historian in a professional career that began in 1906 and extended for more than six decades.

More information about Percy is available in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Following his death, his son Eric Brier provided a gift to establish a prize in his memory for composition of greatest promise.


Eligibility will be based on the following criteria:

Composition style/genre: Flute Sextet

Musical effectiveness: how well musical resources are used to create an engaging, expressive and/or surprising musical result

Creativity: how individual and distinctive the music is, and how well new or individual ideas are realised

Technical achievement: how idiomatic is the music for the instruments, how clearly and professionally the score is presented

Applications are closed.

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School of Music
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