Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize

Dr Richard Willgoss, and his wife Sue have generously provided support for this prize, offered as a way of supporting and inspiring composers of Ensemble composition of the highest standard, with a focus on creativity and excellence. 

The Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize is aimed at encouraging and promoting the creation of an original work for ensembles, in support of a thriving instrumental and choral program at UNSW Australia as represented by the Music Performance Unit.

Richard’s keen interest in composition and long-held passion for music has resulted in this special one-off Ensemble Composition Prize. This Prize is open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents, of any age and offers an opportunity for the winning composer to have their composition come to life.

 

How To Apply

Applications have now closed.

 

How the Winner is Chosen

The winning applicant will be decided by a selection panel of three members which will be made up of persons holding the following positions, or persons who in UNSW’s opinion are their successors or hold equivalent positions or their nominee:

• Head of Cultural Networks & Communities, or nominee;

• Staff member from the UNSW School of the Arts and Media, or nominee;

• Invited external music expert, as appropriate.

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Mar
2021

UNSW Music Performance is excited to announce the winner of the 2021 Willgoss Choral Composition Prize is Sydney-based composer, Oliver John Cameron.

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Nov
2020

Our first tentative steps towards returning to choral singing on campus - five members of UNSW's chamber choir, the Burgundian Consort...

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Aug
2020

The Music Performance Unit UNSW is proud to announce Elizabeth Younan and Michael Grebla as...

Philip Eames
13
Jul
2020

2019-20 Willgoss Choral Composition Prize winner Dr Philip Eames discusses the "pressure on marketing oneself as ‘...

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Jul
2020

The Music Performance Unit UNSW is proud to announce the Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize for 2020.

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Feb
2020

The Willgoss Choral Composition Prize is aimed at encouraging and promoting the creation of an original work for unaccompanied choir, in support of a...

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24
Feb
2020

The Australia Ensemble has a demonstrated commitment to the development of new Australian music and this International Women’s’ Day, Artistic Chair of the Australia Ensemble...

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Mar
2019

We are thrilled to announce that young composer Ronan Apcar is the winner of the 2019 Willgoss Choral Composition Prize!

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Feb
2018

Our congratulations to composer Owen Elsley, who has been awarded the Willgoss Choral Composition Prize for 2018!

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Jul
2017

The inaugural Willgoss Choral Composition Prize was awarded earlier this year to outstanding choral composer Matthew Orlovich, for his work Sonnet, to...

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Mar
2017

Entries for the inaugural Willgoss Choral Composition competition ...

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Aug
2016

We are thrilled to announce that today marks the opening of the Willgoss Choral Composition Prize, a new prize in support of UNSW's thriving choral program.