Dorian Le Gallienne Award


The Dorian Le Galliene Composition Award is provided as a commission for Victorian composers for the creation of a chamber work.


The value of the award for the commissioned musical work is approximately $1200.

Open and closing dates

Applications for this scholarship are now closed and will re-open in July 2019. This is a biennial award and will open in odd years. 

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open to any composer resident in Victoria.

Selection process

Applications submitted by the closing date will be considered by the Dorian Le Gallienne Award Panel consisting of  composition academics from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

The Dean, on the recommendation of the selection committee, will approve the recipient.

Additional requirements/information

As a condition of the award the successful candidate must agree

  • to submit to the selection committee within eighteen months of the announcement of the grant of the award a musical work of a serious nature ('the commissioned work'). The selection committee may, at its discretion, extend this period;
  • to permit The University of Melbourne from time to time to borrow and to perform the commissioned work in public or otherwise without payment of any fee.

How to apply

Refer to the Open and Closing Dates section above for the application link. The link will only be visible during the application period.

Applications will be assessed by a selection committee and should include:

  • a list of works. 
  • an overview of commissions, publications and performances. 
  • a score and matching recording of ONE composition written in the last three years.