Adolph Spivakovsky Scholarship for Composition of Music

This scholarship is to promote, encourage and stimulate the art of musical composition in Australia and offers a cash prize for the composer and a public performance of the winner's work. Composers are invited to write an accessible song (or group of songs) in any style (commercial, art music etc.) with a total duration of approximately 7 minutes.

Applications open

13 Jul 2020

Applications closed

11 Oct 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

at least $3,000

Applicable study areas

Music

Number of scholarships awarded

1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • have satisfactorily completed first year of a bachelor of music degree anywhere in Australia
    • be enrolled anywhere in Australia as a Principal Study Composition student, in a bachelor or higher degree in music performance

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on a submitted composition.

    The Adolph Spivakovsky Scholarship for Composition of Music is provided to promote, encourage and stimulate the art of musical composition in Australia, and offers a cash prize for the composer and a public performance of the winner's work.

    In 2020, composers are invited to write an accessible song (or group of songs) in any style (commercial, art music etc.) with a total duration of approximately 7 minutes. This may be for voice/s and acoustic and/or electronic instruments– submitting a score and recording ( MIDI and/or acoustic) purpose composed for the scholarship. The work must be original. If the work employs copyrighted or previous published material such as samples, lyrics or other music taken from other copyright holders, it must be formally cleared by the candidate prior to submitting.

  • Application process

    Apply online via the link below (link is visible only during the application open phase)

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants can expect an outcome four weeks after the scholarships closing date.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of approximately $3000.

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