MSV Awards and Competitions

Competitions for 2018

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.

AWARDS FOR 12 YEARS AND UNDER AND 15 YEARS AND UNDER ARE AVAIABLE NOW. DATES AND ENTRY FORMS FOR 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

2018

12 Years and Under Awards are open to MSV members aged 12 years and under as of December 31, 2018
Competitors may enter the 12 and Under OR 15 and Under Awards.
These Awards comprise the following three awards:

  • DES STEVENSON AWARD for Piano
  • FRANK BIESTERFELDT AWARD for WINDS
  • STELLA NEMET AWARD for Strings

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 1st 2018
Auditions will be held on  Sunday March 25th and a Prizewinners' concert will be on Sunday April 29th 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

2018

15 Years and Under Awards are open to MSV members aged 15 years and under as of December 31, 2018
These Awards comprise the following three awards:

  • EDA SCHURMANN AWARD for Piano
  • MSV AWARD for Strings
  • MSV AWARD for Winds

 

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

18 Years and Under Awards are open to MSV members aged 18 years and under as of December 31, 2018

  • NEHAMA PATKIN MEMORIAL AWARD for Piano
  • HERBERT DAVIS MEMORIAL AWARD for Winds
  • JOHN CHANDLER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR STRINGS
  • A SEPARATE AWARD MAY BE MADE FOR BRASS INSTRUMENTS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ADJUDICATOR
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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

 

Prizes will be:

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

Entry Fee: $10

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Chamber Music Award

2018

 

The MUSIC LOVERS AWARD is a prize of $200 per player. An encouragement award may be offered at $100 per player

Entry Fee: $10.00 per musician.

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Armstead Singing Awards

2018

This award is offered to singers aged 30 years and under on December 31st 2018


$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.

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Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards

2018

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: 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.

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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 

 

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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

 

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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.

2018: The Eda and Frank Schurmann Oversesas Scholarship

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David Henkels Composition Award

This award will be offered in 2019

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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