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Australian Music Centre - projects and awards

The Australian Music Centre manages a range of projects in support of Australian music, ranging from awards and prizes through to artist development programs.
To find out more about the Classical Music Awards, Paul Lowin Prizes, MODART composer development program, and other AMC projects and activities, please follow the links below.


Art Music Awards

The Art Music Awards (formerly the Classical Music Awards) are presented each year by APRA and the Australian Music Centre to recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian music.

> Find out more about the Art Music Awards, current and past winners and the history of the awards.


Paul Lowin Prizes

Held every 2-3 years, the Paul Lowin Prizes - the Orchestral Prize ($25,000) and the Song Cycle Prize ($15,000) - are among Australia's richest prizes for music composition. Find out more about the prizes, past winners and Paul Lowin himself.



MODART is a professional development project that provides opportunities for emerging composers to develop works for vocal ensemble, and which then receive public performance by The Song Company.



The Australian Music Centre publishes a range of sheet music, books, education kits and recordings.


Copying of Parts

This scheme assists in meeting the cost of copying of parts for first performance or broadcast of Australian works. It is funded by the Music Board of the Australia Council and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and is administered by the Australian Music Centre.


Trans-Tasman Composer Exchange Program

The Australian Music Centre, in collaboration with SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music, established the Trans-Tasman composer exchange residency in 2003 to further develop musical relationships between the two countries.

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