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Snare Drum Award

2020 Snare Drum Award applications are now open!

In light of the impacts of COVID-19, the MSO is now accepting auditions via video for the 2020 Snare Drum Award.

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, applicants must be currently studying percussion in Australia or New Zealand at an undergraduate level.

The test piece, one of the own choice pieces, one etude and the orchestral excerpts must all be prepared for your audition.

Test Piece
Hey! – Matthew Hindson
To be purchased from the Australian Music Centre by each applicant.

Own Choice (choose one from the list below)
Phosphorus – May Lyon
Clockwork Lemon – Stuart Greenbaum
The Clocked Talked Loud – Robert Cossom
Number Three (For Ric) from Three Pieces for Snare Drum – Ian Cleworth

Technical Study
Any etude from Douze Etudes pour Caisse Claire – Jacques Delecluse

Orchestral Excerpts
Sheet music available here

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday May 26.

After this time, all applicants will be advised whether they have made it to the final, which will also be held online.

Once you have submitted your application further information will be provided regarding how to submit your digital audition.

click for more information and to apply


Previous winners of the Snare Drum Award:

2004 Jenny Morrish
2005 Anna Webb
2006 Sophia Ang
2007 Anna Zeltzer
2008 Brent Miller
2009 Sumeet Singh
2010 Andrew Penrose
2011 Max Ziliotto
2012 Mathew Levy
2013 Samuel Butler
2014 Sam Rich
2015 Thomas von Einem
2016 Blake Roden
2017 Nathan Gatenby
2018 Lochlin Dormer
2019 Grace Kruger