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School of Music Percussion Prize

This scholarship will open in August 2022.

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Enrolment status
Current UQ student
Student type
Domestic, International
Study level
Undergraduate, Honours
Study area
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship focus
Creative excellence
Scholarship value
$500
Scholarship duration
Annual
Number awarded
1
Applications open
August 2022
Applications close
September 2022

Eligibility

You're eligible if you're:

  • enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • available to perform in percussion at the annual competition (dates TBA).

How to apply

Download and complete the application form.

You'll need:

  • an outline of the work you will perform
  • a short bio.

What happens next

We'll email you to let you know when we've received your application. If you don't receive an email within 2 days of applying, email us at concerts@uq.edu.au.

If you’re considered eligible, we’ll contact you with further details about the competition.

Rules

Competition rules:

  • Heats: max 10 mins duration.
  • Finals: max 20 mins duration.
  • No more than 6 candidates to proceed from heats to finals in each competition.
  • Competitors to organise and self-fund any rehearsals with pianist prior to heats and final if required.
  • Winner (automatic) and runner up (by invitation) in each competition to perform in prize winner concert.
  • The finals of the prize will be adjudicated by a panel that will include a representative from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Percussion section.
  • Presentations should be no longer than 10 or less than 8 minutes duration.
  • The repertoire must include a snare drum based work (can include other instruments), a 2-mallet work and a 4-mallet work. The mallet works can be for xylophone, vibraphone or marimba.
  • Large instrumentation should be avoided for the snare drum based work if multi-percussion piece(s) are chosen. Minimizing setup time between applicants is important.
  • No more than 5 minutes will be allocated for set-up preparations between applicants.
  • Selected works can be movements from larger works or a series of shorter works to make up the time requirement. The program should be balanced across the performance areas That is, each work should be of a similar standard and time allocation across the performance areas. For example, a 7-minute 4-mallet marimba work would not be appropriate. Approximately 3 minutes of repertoire for each performance area is expected.