School of Music Percussion 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 $500
Number awarded 1


Most outstanding performance in percussion as determined at the annual competition held by the School of Music.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Complete Application Form

All applications must be submitted to the School by 5pm, Monday 14th September, 2020.

Selection criteria

Heats Tuesday 22nd September 6pm-8pm, Nickson Room

Final Weds 7th Oct 6pm-8pm, Nickson Room

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 setup 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.


School of Music
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