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28 March 2012

Opportunity: David Harold Tribe Symphony Award

Opportunity: David Harold Tribe Symphony Award

Brisbane-born writer David Harold Tribe has initiated an awards program with the University of Sydney, with a $12,000 Symphony Award announced for 2012, created to promote interest in musical composition, encourage the writing of music in Australia and to help and give incentive to emerging and established composers nationwide.

The David Harold Tribe Fellowship awards include five prizes worth $12,000 each, offered in the areas of fiction, poetry, philosophy, sculpture and symphony, categories which rotate each year. With a broad-ranging interest in the arts, Tribe selected the categories because he felt certain areas of the arts were not being equally supported through awards. 'I wanted to foster excellence in artistic fields that have hitherto been neglected, to support creative individuals who wouldn't normally get a sum like that.'

Applications close on Friday 28 September, 2012, and the award will be given to the person who is judged to have written the best original musical composition for symphonic orchestra in three or more movements with a playing time of twenty minutes or more.

Detailed information on entry criteria and entry forms can be found on the awards webpage.

The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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