School of Music Percussion Prize

Current percussion students are invited to apply for the 2020 School of Music Percussion Prize.

The finals date is TBC. 

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.