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 1,000
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 3 May 2021
Closing date 2 August 2021
Date scholarship is awarded 14 September 2021


Howard Sleath in 1974

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. Established in 1998, the annual Sleath String Performance Prize is one of the activities funded from that bequest.


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music (Honours) or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music (Honours).

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Current string students are invited to apply for the 2021 Sleath String Performance Prize.

  • Download the application form 
  • Email completed application form to for processing
  • Download the rules for the prize - make sure to read through this PDF before completing your application

Heats - Monday 30 August, 6pm, Nickson Room

Finals - Monday 6 September, 6pm, Nickson Room

Selection criteria

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


School of Music
(07) 3365 4949