Students and alumni

Recent student successes

Our current students and graduates have a record of sustained success in obtaining opportunities in the wider music industry. Many of our composers are selected to write orchestral works for both the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program and the TSO Symphony Australia Composer School.

Our composers also consistently feature in national development programs including those offered by The Song Company (MODART), Australian String Quartet (National Composers’ Forum) and Soundstream (Emerging Composers Forum).

We actively cultivate a creative environment that starts with Conservatorium’s own musicians and ensembles, radiates out to the local community, to national programs and opportunities for performance through international workshops, residencies and concerts.

Scholarship, award and prize winners

  • Albert H Maggs Composition Award (annual award and Australia’s second largest national prize for composition). Past winners.
  • Dorian Le Gallienne Prize for Composition (biennial). Past winners.
  • Adolph Spivakovsky Scholarship for Composition of Music. Past winners
  • Esther Rofe Composition Award. Past winners include Lauren Morgan, Hannah Zreikat, Martine Wengrow, Clare Johnston, Carolyn Schofield and Samatha Wolf.
  • Other scholarships: Visit the Conservatorium scholarships page for more prizes.

Edward Hampton's winning piece for the 2012 Adolph Spivakovsky Award.

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