Albert H Maggs Composition Award

This award is provided as a commission for Australian composer who has been resident in Australia for at least 2 years to create a new musical work of a substantial nature.

Applications open

15 Jul 2019

Applications closed

13 Oct 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $10,000

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Music

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a composer who has been resident in Australia for at least 2 years immediately preceding the last day of application for the award.

    Applicants do not have to be students or alumni of the University of Melbourne.

    As a condition of the award the successful candidate must agree:

    * to submit to the selection committee within eighteen months of the announcement of the grant of the award a work of a serious nature ('the commissioned work'). The selection committee may, at its discretion, extend this period;

    * to permit The University of Melbourne from time to time to borrow and to perform the commissioned work in public or otherwise without payment of any fee.

    Selection criteria

    Selection will be made on the basis of documents including a list of works, overview of commissions, publications and performances, a copy of a score and matching recording of ONE composition you have written in the last three years.

  • 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 to receive an outcome 4 weeks after the closing date.

What are the benefits?

A payment of $10,000 in total, comprising an initial award of $7,000 and $3,000 following submission of the composition to the Faculty of FIne Arts and Music library.

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