27 March 2013
APRA Professional Development Award to Joe Twist
The AMC's Associate artist Joseph Twist has won one of eight APRA Professional Development Awards. The names of winning composers and songwriters were announced on Monday.
A versatile musician, composer and arranger, Joe Twist is currently studying scoring for film and multimedia at the New York University. He was awarded a Professional Development Award in the TV and film category. The Award in the Classical category went to the Melbourne-based sound artist and composer Alexander Garsden who is currently undertaking a Master of Music at the University of Melbourne under Elliott Gyger. The Jazz award went to the New York-based composer, pianist and arranger Matthew Sheens.
The other PDA winners were Leah Flanagan (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander), Thomas Calder, Husky Gawenda and Georgi Kay (Popular Contemporary), and Morgan Evans (Country). Each winner will receive a cash prize of $12,000 as well as other prizes.
The list of PDA finalists also included the AMC-represented Julian Day, Nirmali Fenn, Daniel Rojas and Chris Williams (in the Classical category), Steve Newcomb (Jazz category), and Aaron Kenny (TV and Film category). The Australian Music Centre was the partner organisation for the Classical category.
Joseph Twist - AMC profile
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