Competitions & Awards

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USAIHC 6th Solo Harp Composition Contest
Applications close 15 October
The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide.

South Australian Music Hall of Fame
2 November, Adelaide
Inductions and performances for the South Australian Hall of Fame.

Compfest International
Applications close 3 November
A competition which aims to provide opportunities for emerging domestic and international composers through our various events.

Queensland Music Awards
Applications close 12 November
An annual event celebrating the best in Queensland musical talent. Video and song entries are now open.

African Music Awards
Nominations close 24 November
The African Music Awards celebrate, acknowledge and honour African music artists based in Australia.

The Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers
Applications close 1 December
The Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers encourages the creation of new Canadian chamber music by up-and-coming composers.

Ruby Awards
1 December, Adelaide
Festivals, young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be among those to be honoured with new specific awards as South Australia’s Arts and Culture Ruby Awards are revamped for 2018.

Uuno Klami Composition Competition
Applications close 3 December

Now one of the world’s foremost composition competitions, is being held for the fourth time in 2018–2019.

National Live Music Awards
6 December, Brisbane
The National Live Music Awards are a broad recognition of Australia’s diverse and successful live industry, celebrating the diversity and success of the Australian live scene.

International Clarinet Competition 2018
Applications close 31 December
The competition will consist of a first round with piano, the semi-final with piano and the final accompanied by orchestra, to be performed according to a given timetable.

Salzburg International Choral Celebration & Competition
19 – 24 June, Austria
Find your place in a wide range of categories for different standards, types of choirs and musical genres for all amateur groups. Apply for festival activities and sing along with others or improve your skills in during coaching performances.

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