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MSO First Voices Composer Program is for emerging Australian First Nations composers. It aims to strengthen capacity and enhance cultural vibrancy through collaborations and the nurturing of talent. First Voices offers participants an AUD$1,500 orchestral music commission along with the opportunity to workshop intensively with MSO First Nations Creative Chair Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO, musicians from the orchestra and guest composer mentors.

  • Two positions available each year
  • Entry by application including completed Application Form and Sample Composition
  • Paid orchestral music commission and premiere performance by the MSO in a special showcase
  • Professional development and workshop opportunities with MSO musicians, guest composer mentors and MSO First Nations Creative Chair Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO

MSO First Voices is supported by the Ullmer Family Foundation and members of MSO First Nations Giving Circle.

Applications for the 2024 MSO First Voices program are now closed. Applications for the next intake of MSO First Voices opens in late May 2024.

2024 First Voices Composers

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First Voices Alumni

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