Snare Drum Award

Celebrating Percussion’s Rising Stars

Friday 8 August 2014 at 6:30pm


Established by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra percussionist Robert Cossom in 2004, the MSO Snare Drum Award is part of the Orchestra’s Artist Development Program and is designed to encourage the pursuit of excellence in snare drum performance in Australia and New Zealand.

Open to undergraduate tertiary students, this award provides an exclusive opportunity and platform for applicants to further develop audition and performance-based techniques in a professional environment in which the winner will receive on-going mentorship with the MSO for one year. In addition to the mentorship, the winner will receive a prizepack that includes a Mastro concert snare drum and case, a Moody Snare Drum, MIT Percussion cymbal stand and table base, bits and pieces mallet and accessory table.

This year’s Award will be held on Friday 8 August 2014. Auditions will be held during the day with four finalists selected to progress to the public final round evening concert in the Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre. An expert panel will decide the winner. Date: Friday 8 August 2014 Time: 6.30pm Venue: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre


Applications for the 2014 Snare Drum Awards will open on Tuesday 1 April and close on Friday 4 July and are open to undergraduate tertiary students. Visit the Artist Development section of for the online application form and list of required repertoire.

For further MSO Snare Drum Award details, contact MSO Education on (03) 9626 1198 or email

The 2014 MSO Snare Drum Award is proudly supported by:

Robert Cossom
Set test piece commissioned by Lyn, Tim and Kris Edward.
The commissioned work supported by Rhythmscape Publishers.
Zildian, Moody, Evans, Bits and pieces, Puresound, Mastro, Just Percussion

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