Sleath String Performance 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 $1000
Number awarded 1


Most outstanding performance played on an orchestral stringed instrument with a bow.

Howard Fortnam Sleath (1899-1984) was well-known to instrumentalists throughout Australia for the excellence of his craftsmanship and skill as a maker of stringed instruments. In 1974 he donated a set of four instruments (two violins, a viola and a cello) to The University of Queensland Department of Music.

Following his death, the University of Queensland received a bequest from Howard Sleath to assist the study of stringed instruments played with a bow. The annual Sleath String Performance Prize is one of the activities funded from that bequest.

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 Monday 21st September 2020, 6pm-8 pm, Nickson Room

Final Tues 6th October 2020, 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

Application form


School of Music
(07) 3365 4949