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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.

Big Boost Competition
Applications close 2 December
Digital music distribution company GYROstream has announced a huge new artist discovery and development competition aiming to give independent Australian and New Zealand artists like the leg up they need to take their music global through a $10,000 prize pack.

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.

Willgoss Choral Composition Prize
Applications close 31 January
The Willgoss Choral Composition Prize is aimed at encouraging and promoting the creation of an original work for unaccompanied choir, in support of a thriving choral program at UNSW Australia as represented by the Music Performance Unit.

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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