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MSV Awards and Competitions

Competitions for 2017

The MSV offers a series of annual awards and competitions to its members. Auditions are generally held at the rooms of The Victorian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), 259 Auburn Road, Hawthorn; candidates can provide their own accompanist or, for most competitions, may request the use the Society's official accompanist for which a fee is charged. Winners are invited to perform in prize winners concerts and may be called upon to give a recital for Society members. Previous winners are prohibited to enter the same section again and the Society reserves the right to cancel a section. Decisions made by adjudicators are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding competition outcomes.

12 Years and Under; 15 Years and Under; 18 Years and Under and the Chamber Music award entry forms are now available.

Other awards are being finalised.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

In accordance with copyright law, performers using sheet music subject to copyright in their performance MUST USE ORIGINAL MUSIC. A photocopy of the original marked "NOT FOR RETURN" is acceptable for the purposes of adjudication in auditions and will be destroyed after the audition. 

Primary responsibility for adherence to Copyright Law rests with the person doing or authorising the photocopying and it is also the performer's responsibility to acquaint themselves with regulations available from APRA/AMCOS, 3-5 Sanders Place Richmond (www.apra-amcos.com.au).  The MSV does not condone the unlawful copying of Copyright material.

 

 

12 Years and Under Awards

2017

12 Years and Under Awards are open to MSV members aged 12 years and under as of December 31, 2016
Competitors may enter the 12 and Under OR 15 and Under Awards.
These Awards comprise the following three awards:

Prizes in each section:
$100 first, $70 second, $50 third OR Vouchers for the same amount

Up to two Encouragement awards may be selected in each category

Closing date for entries is Thursday March 9th 2017
Auditions will be held on  Sunday March 26th and a Prizewinners' concert will be on Sunday April 30th at the Stonnington Community Uniting Church, corner of Burke Road and Coppin Street at 2.30 p.m..

Entry Fee: $10.00.

Fee for official accompanist $5.00

Download entry form

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15 Years and Under Awards

2017

15 Years and Under Awards are open to MSV members aged 15 years and under as of December 31, 2016
These Awards comprise the following three awards:

Closing date for entries is Thursday March 9th 2017
Auditions will be held on  Sunday March 26th and a Prizewinners' concert will be on Sunday April 30th at the Stonnington Community Uniting Church, corner of Burke Road and Coppin Street at 2.30 p.m..

Prizes in each section:
$150 first, $100 second, $75 third OR Vouchers for the same amount

Entry Fee: $10.00
Fee for official accompanist: $10.00

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18 Years and Under Awards

2017

18 Years and Under Awards are open to MSV members aged 18 years and under as of December 31, 2016
These Awards comprise the following three awards:

Closing date for entries is Thursday July 6th

Auditions will be held on Sunday July 23rd and a Prizewinners' concert will be on Sunday August 20th at the Stonnington Community Uniting Church, corner of Coppin Street and Burke Road, East Malvern at 2.30 p.m.

Prizes in each section:
$200 first, $150 second, $100 third

Entry Fee: $10.00
Fee for official accompanist: $10.00

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18 Years and Under RON McNICOL VOCAL AWARD

The Ron McNicol Vocal Award is offered to a singer aged between 12 - 18 years on 31 December 2016

If there are enough entries, a separate category will be awarded to singers under the age of 14 years. the prize for this will be a certificate.

Entrants mus be financial members of the Musical Society of Victoria.

Prizes will be:

$200 first, $150 second and $100 third. 

 

Entry Fee: $10

* Download entry form

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Chamber Music Award

2017

The MSV Chamber Music Award (MUSIC LOVERS AWARD) is open to musicians aged 23 years and under as of December 31, 2016. The Award is open to chamber groups comprising up to six players of any instrumental combination. At least one musician in the group must be a member of the Musical Society of Victoria. The winning chamber music ensemble will be selected at a public concert on Sunday May 21st at the Stonnington Community Uniting Church, corner of Burke Road and Coppin Street, EAST MALVERN at 2.30 p.m.

The MUSIC LOVERS AWARD is a prize of $500. An encouragement award may be offered at $300.

A selected group will be offered a Masterclass with a member of the Firebird Trio

Entry Fee: $10.00 per musician.

 

* Download entry form

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Armstead Singing Awards

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS AWARD IS AUGUST 25TH, NOT JULY 20th as STATED ON THE ENTRY FORM

2017

MSV Armstead Awards are open to MSV members aged between 19 and 30 years as of December 31, 2017

Previous winners of the Armstead Award will be eligible to re-enter the competition.
One year must elapse before re-entering the competition.

The competition will run as follows:

A public concert for all entrants on Sunday September 10th at the Stonnington Community Uniting Church at 2.30 p.m.  Details of requirements are found on the entry form.

The following three prizes will be awarded:
$1000 first, $500 second, $250 third.

The Armstead Singing Award winner is eligible to compete with the winners of the Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Award for the 3MBS FM Victorian Young Performer Award, the winner of which will be invited to compete in the MBS Fine Music Australia Young Performer Award.

Entry Fee: $25.00

An official accompanist will be available to entrants on the day of the audition, free of charge.

* Download entry form

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Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards

2017

Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards are open to musicians under the age of 25 years as of December 31, 2017. Entrants must be financial members of the MSV

Previous winners of the Hephzibah Menuhin Award will be eligible to re-enter the same section in the competition. One year must elapse before re-entering the competition.

This competition is conducted in two stages:
Stage 1: a preliminary audition at which three finalists will be selected from three sections:
wind and brass, strings, piano.
Stage 2: September 24th: the nine finalists selected in Stage 1 will compete in a public concert at St Johns SOUTHGATE

The following three prizes will be awarded in each section:
$1000 first, $500 second, $250 third.

Winners of first prize in each section are eligible to compete with the winner of the MSV Armstead Singing Award for the 3MBS FM Victorian Young Performer Award, The winner of this will be invited to compete in the MBS Fine Music Australia Young Performer Award

Entry fee: $25.00.

* Download entry form

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3MBS FM Victorian Young Performer Award

The winners of the Hephzibah Menuhin awards in Piano, Wind and Strings, together with the winner of the Armstead Singing Award, will compete for the 3MBS FM Victorian Young Performer Award at the Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne on Sunday October 22nd at 2.00 p.m. 


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Fine Music Australia Young Performer Award

The 3MBS FM Victorian Young Performer of the Year will compete with the winners of the NSW, QLD, ACT AND SA Young Performer of the Year on Sunday December 3rd in Sydney. 


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Overseas Scholarships

These scholarships are open to members of the Society who intend to prusue a career in performance.

In order to qualify, students must have been members continuoulsy for the last five years; have a confirmed place at an overseas institution or with a teacher that will last at least three months; and have a reasonable expectation of a professional career.

There are two scholarships, each being awarded once every two years.

2017: The Lim Koon Yaw Overseas Scholarship

* Download entry form

 

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David Henkels Composition Award

This award will be offered in 2017

This award is offered every two years to a composer under the age of thirty years. The award is worth $1000 and the winning entry will receive a public performance which may be broadcast.

Details for this award will be posted shortly

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