School of Music Percussion Prize

Current percussion students are invited to apply for the 2019 School of Music Percussion Prize.

The finals will be held on a date to be set. Depending on the number of applications, there may be a preliminary competition held on a date to be set.


Additional information about the School of Music Percussion Prize

  • The finals of the prize will be adjudicated by a panel that will include a representative from the  Queensland Symphony Orchestra Percussion section
  • Presentations should be no longer than 10 or less than 8 minutes duration.
  • The repertoire must include a snare drum based work (can include other instruments), a 2-mallet work and a 4-mallet work. The mallet works can be for xylophone, vibraphone or marimba.
  • Large instrumentation should be avoided for the snare drum based work if multi-percussion piece(s) are chosen. Minimizing setup time between applicants is important.
  • No more than 5 minutes will be allocated for setup preparations between applicants
  • Selected works can be movements from larger works or a series of shorter works to make up the time requirement. The program should be balanced across the performance areas. That is, each work should be of a similar standard and time allocation across the performance areas. For example, a 7-minute 4-mallet marimba work would not be appropriate. Approximately 3 minutes of repertoire for each performance area is expected.